Frequency upconversion in Er3+ doped alkali bismuth gallate glasses

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)812-813
Journal / PublicationConference Proceedings - Lasers and Electro-Optics Society Annual Meeting-LEOS
Publication statusPublished - 1999


TitleProceedings of the 1999 12th Annual Meeting IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society (LEOS'99)
CitySan Francisco, CA, USA
Period8 - 11 November 1999


Alkali bismuth gallate glasses were characterized, and their properties were compared with those of tellurite K2O-ZnO-TeO2 glasses. The optical waveguides in the oxide glasses were demonstrated using the ion-exchange process. Intense green and red upconversion were observed, and results indicate that Er3+ doped KBG glasses are a promising candidate for optical upconversion devices.