Comparative studies of spectroscopic properties in Er3+-Yb3+ codoped phosphate glasses

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)340-346
Journal / PublicationJournal of Alloys and Compounds
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 20 Feb 2009


A spectroscopic investigation of an extensive series of commercially available Er3+-Yb3+ codoped phosphate glasses (IOG-1) with different Er-Yb concentrations have been presented based upon spectroscopic measurements and Judd-Ofelt theory. The composition and the atomic concentration of the respective elements of the glass samples were analyzed. Various spectroscopic parameters were obtained to evaluate the performances of these glasses as a laser material in the eye-safe laser wavelength of 1.53 μm. Using the measured fluorescence lifetimes the radiative quantum efficiency of the 4I13/2 4I15/2 transition is estimated to be ∼100% for the glass substrates with an Er3+ concentration of lower than 2.0 × 1020 ions/cm3. The stimulated emission and absorption cross-sections were also determined and compared. The infrared and upconversion fluorescence were studied, and under 975 nm excitation the dominant upconversion mechanisms are excited state absorption (ESA) and energy transfer (ET) for the green emission, and ET for the red emission. The data obtained here provide useful guidelines on the choice of IOG-1 glasses with the fixed Er-Yb concentrations. © 2008 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

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  • Er-doped glass, Judd-Ofelt theory, Phosphate glass, Spectroscopic