Fluorescence properties of erbium doped germanate glasses

Jerome Porque, Shibin Jiang, Bor Chyuan Hwang, Vladimir Fuflyigin, Ed Salley, Jing Zhao, Nasser Peyghambarian

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Two erbium doped germanate glass samples prepared by sol-gel process and melting and casting method, respectively, have been characterized. A fluorescence lifetime of 2.5 ms at the 4I13/2 level and a very broad bandwidth (FWHM: 53.7 nm) around 1.55 μm have been observed for the sol-gel sample. The fluorescence lifetime and the spectrum bandwidth for 1.535 μm transition for the sample fabricated by the melting and casting technique were measured to be 10 ms, and 19 nm (FWHM). The cooperative up-conversion coefficient is measured to be 1.3×1018 cm3/s for the sample with an erbium concentration of 2.69×1020 ions/cm3.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)60-67
Number of pages8
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
StatePublished - 2000
EventRare-Earth-Doped Materials and Devices IV - San Jose, CA, USA
Duration: Jan 26 2000Jan 27 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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