Praseodymium ion doped K+ -Na+ thermal ion-exchangeable waveguide-adaptive aluminum germanate glasses

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)9022-9031
Journal / PublicationApplied Optics
Volume57
Issue number30
Online published25 Sep 2018
Publication statusPublished - 20 Oct 2018

Abstract

Intense multi-peak red fluorescence and effective near-infrared (NIR) ultra-broadband emission have been observed in Pr3 doped ion-exchangeable aluminum germanate (NMAG) glasses. The maximum emission cross section for 3P03F2 red emission is up to 100.58 × 10-21 cm2, and the NIR emission corresponding to 1D21G4 transition possesses a full-width at half-maximum (FWHM) of 210 nm. Although the obvious cross-relaxation (CR) process at high concentration causes a decrease of the quantum efficiency, the CR broadens the spectral FWHM effectively from another perspective. The admirable red fluorescence trace and the NIR single-mode transmission confirm that Pr3+ doped NMAG glass planar waveguides can support the generation of visible fluorescence and the amplification of infrared signal. For a waveguide channel ion-exchanged in molten KNO3 for 2 h, the single-mode field diameters at 1.55 μm are identified to be 10.4 μm in the horizontal direction and 6.5 μm in the vertical direction, implying an acceptable overlap with a standard single-mode fiber. Effective red fluorescence and broad NIR emission demonstrate that Pr3+ doped NMAG glasses are a promising substrate in developing irradiative luminescence sources and ultra-broadband waveguide amplifiers, especially operating at the entire S-, C-, and L- bands.

Research Area(s)

  • Rare-earth-doped materials, Glass and other amorphous materials, Spectroscopy, fluorescence and luminescence, Waveguides, channeled

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Praseodymium ion doped K+ -Na+ thermal ion-exchangeable waveguide-adaptive aluminum germanate glasses. / YANG, J. X.; CHEN, B. J.; PUN, E. Y. B. et al.

In: Applied Optics, Vol. 57, No. 30, 20.10.2018, p. 9022-9031.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalpeer-review