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Special Section on Glass Photonics for Integrated Optics

Broadband near infrared emission in antimony-germanate glass co-doped with erbium and thulium ions

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Dominik Dorosz, Jacek Zmojda, Marcin Kochanowicz

Bialystok University of Technology, Department of Power Engineering, Photonics and Lighting Technology, Wiejska Street 45D, Bialystok 15-351, Poland

Opt. Eng. 53(7), 071807 (Jan 29, 2014). doi:10.1117/1.OE.53.7.071807
History: Received November 2, 2013; Revised December 10, 2013; Accepted December 10, 2013
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Abstract.  Antimony-germanate glasses co-doped with Er3+/Tm3+ ions as a material for active waveguides application have been investigated. In result of optimizations of rare earths, concentration wide (ΔλFWHM=420nm) luminescence emission in the range of 1.4 to 1.9 μm was obtained for molar composition of 1%Er2O3: 0.25%Tm2O3. The influence of the molar ratio of active ions on the luminescence spectra has been investigated. Luminescent properties of fabricated glass indicate that elaborated glass is promising material for broad tunable integrated laser sources and broadband optical amplifiers.

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Dominik Dorosz ; Jacek Zmojda and Marcin Kochanowicz
"Broadband near infrared emission in antimony-germanate glass co-doped with erbium and thulium ions", Opt. Eng. 53(7), 071807 (Jan 29, 2014). ; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/1.OE.53.7.071807


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