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Upconversion in rare-earth-doped fluoride glasses
Author(s): A. M. A. van Dongen; Emmanuel W.J.L. Oomen; Perrine M. T. le Gall
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Paper Abstract

Er3+ doped heavy metal fluoride glasses are studied by use of the upconversion process because they can efficiently convert 800 nm light from a diode laser into visible light. The dynamics of the upconversion processes and the efficiencies of these processes vary with composition and preparation route of the heavy metal fluoride glasses. The dynamics of the upconversion processes in these glasses is discussed, and the dependence on rare-earth concentration, fluoride glass composition, and preparation conditions are discussed. A practical application of this work, the construction of an upconversion laser, is also described.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 August 1991
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 1513, Glasses for Optoelectronics II, (1 August 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.46041
Show Author Affiliations
A. M. A. van Dongen, Philips Research Labs. (Netherlands)
Emmanuel W.J.L. Oomen, Philips Research Labs. (Netherlands)
Perrine M. T. le Gall, Philips Research Labs. (Netherlands)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1513:
Glasses for Optoelectronics II
Giancarlo C. Righini, Editor(s)

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