Er3+ doped boro-tellurite glasses for 1.5 μm broadband amplification

Sandrine Hocdé, Shibin Jiang, Xiang Peng, Nasser Peyghambarian, Tao Luo, Mike Morrell

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B2O3 has been introduced in Er3+-doped tellurite glasses in order to increase their phonon energy and the multiphonon relaxation rate of the Er3+:4I11/24I13/2 transition, which will allow efficient 980 nm pumping. The inclusion of additional glass components such as GeO2 and Al2O3 has been shown to enhance the thermal stability of the boro-tellurite glasses. No crystallization peak (Tc) was observed in glass samples containing GeO2 and Al2O 3. The suitability of these boro-tellurite glasses as host for broadband erbium-doped fiber amplifiers and their advantages over the other tellurite glasses are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)149-156
Number of pages8
JournalOptical Materials
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 2004
EventPhotonic Glasses - Firenze, Italy
Duration: Aug 25 2002Aug 30 2002


  • Broadband amplifier
  • Er-doped glass
  • Optical fiber
  • Tellurite glass

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Spectroscopy
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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