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Synthesis of novel transparent glass-ceramics containing rare earth ion-doped YLF nanocrystals for fiber amplifiers and fiber lasers
Author(s): Takenobu Suzuki; Shin-ichiro Masaki; Kento Mizuno; Shintaro Mizuno; Yasutake Ohishi
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Paper Abstract

Silicate based transparent glass-ceramics containing YLiF4(YLF) nanocrsystals have synthesized by conventional melt quenching of glass followed by controlled heat treatment of the precursor glass. X-ray diffraction powder pattern of the glass-ceramic revealed that precipitated crystalline phase was solely YLF. The averaged diameter of primary crystallites was roughly about 8 nm. It was confirmed by comparison of the fluorescent properties of rare-earth ions-doped precursor glass and glass-ceramic that rare-earth ions could be successfully incorporated into YLF nano-crystals in the glass-ceramics. This transparent glass-ceramic containing YLF nano-crystals is promising as a gain medium in rare earth-doped fiber lasers and amplifiers.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 February 2011
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 7934, Optical Components and Materials VIII, 793403 (14 February 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.874309
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Takenobu Suzuki, Toyota Technological Institute (Japan)
Shin-ichiro Masaki, Toyota Technological Institute (Japan)
Kento Mizuno, Toyota Technological Institute (Japan)
Shintaro Mizuno, Toyota Central Research and Development Labs., Inc. (Japan)
Yasutake Ohishi, Toyota Technological Institute (Japan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7934:
Optical Components and Materials VIII
Michel J. F. Digonnet; Shibin Jiang; John W. Glesener; J. Christopher Dries, Editor(s)

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