NIR Emission Analysis of Er3+/Yb3+ and Er3+/ Tm3+ Ions Doped Zinc lithium Boro Tellurite (ZLiBT) Glasses for Optical Fiber Amplification
This paper reports on the development and the near infra-red emission(NIR) analysis of Er3+/Yb3+ and Er3+/ Tm3+ ions doped TeO2 - B2O3 – ZnO - Li2O glasses for tunable laser and optical fiber amplification. From the measured near infra-red emission spectra of Er3+/Yb3+, Er3+/Tm3+: ZLiBT glasses have revealed the prominent near infra-red emission bands at 1532 nm (4I13/2 → 4I15/2), with an excitation wavelength of λexci = 515 nm (Ar+ ion laser). The full width at half-maxima (FWHM) values are also estimated from the measured near infra-red emission spectra of the glasses. Based on spectral results, broad near infra-red emissions should have potential applications in broadly tunable laser sources and broad band optical amplification at low-loss telecommunication windows.
Joong Hee Lee
B. Sudhakar Reddy et al., "NIR Emission Analysis of Er3+/Yb3+ and Er3+/ Tm3+ Ions Doped Zinc lithium Boro Tellurite (ZLiBT) Glasses for Optical Fiber Amplification", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 123-125, pp. 19-22, 2010