Cadmium mixed halide glass for optical amplification at 1.3µm

Taylor, E.R., Samson, B.N., Hewak, D.W., Madeiros-Neto, J.A., Payne, D.N., Jordery, S., Naftaly, M. and Jha, A. (1994) Cadmium mixed halide glass for optical amplification at 1.3µm. In, 9th International Symposium on Non-Oxide Glasses, Hangzhou, CN, 10 - 14 May 1994.


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Optical and spectroscopic data and calculations in support of an efficient 1.3 µm amplifier in Pr3+-doped cadmium mixed halide glass host are presented. We find that the dominant parameter affecting the amplifier gain is the lifetime (325 µm) of the Pr3+-1G4 state. The long lifetime is the direct consequence of a decreased multiphonon decay rate in this low-phonon-energy glass host. We predict gain in excess of 30 dB for 100 mW pumping in low loss fibres, and for background loss of 1 dB/m, gain figures are as high as 15-20 dB.

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Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics
T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Divisions : University Structure - Pre August 2011 > Optoelectronics Research Centre
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Date Deposited: 11 Mar 2010
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