Study of mid-infrared laser action in chalcogenide rare earth doped glass with Dy3+, Pr3+ and Tb3+

Sójka, L. and Tang, Z. and Zhu, H. and Bereś-Pawlik, E. and Furniss, D. and Seddon, Angela B. and Benson, T.M. and Sujecki, S. (2012) Study of mid-infrared laser action in chalcogenide rare earth doped glass with Dy3+, Pr3+ and Tb3+. Optical Materials Express, 2 (11). pp. 1632-1640. ISSN 2159-3930

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Abstract

We present a study of chalcogenide glass fiber lasers doped with

Dy3+, Pr3+ or Tb3+ that would operate in the mid-infrared wavelength range.

A set of chalcogenide glass samples doped with different concentrations of

rare earth ions is fabricated. The modeling parameters are directly extracted

from FTIR absorption measurements of the fabricated bulk glass samples

using Judd-Ofelt, Füchtbauer–Ladenburg theory and McCumber theory.

The modeling results show that, for all the dopants considered, an efficient

mid-infrared laser action is possible if optical losses are kept at the level of

1dB/m or below.

Item Type: Article
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham UK Campus > Faculty of Engineering > Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1364/OME.2.001632
Depositing User: de Sousa, Mrs Shona
Date Deposited: 14 Apr 2014 12:23
Last Modified: 16 Sep 2016 13:14
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/2506

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