Raman and Photoluminescence Spectroscopy of Er(3+) Doped Heavy Metal Oxide GlassesThe potential applications of rare-earth ion doped materials include fiber lasers which can be pumped conveniently by infrared semiconductor laser diodes. The host material systems most widely studied are fluoride crystals and glasses because fluorides have low nonradiative relaxation rates due to their lower phonon energies. However, the mechanical strength, chemical durability and temperature stability of the oxide glasses are generally much better than fluoride glasses. The objective of this research was to investigate the optical and spectroscopic properties of Er(3+)-doped lead-germanate and lead-tellurium-germanate glasses. The maximum vibrational energy of lead-tellurium-germanate glasses are in the range of 740-820/cm, intermediate between those of silicate (1150/cm) and fluoride (530/cm) glasses.
Dyer, Keith (Fisk Univ. Nashville, TN United States)
Pan, Zheng-Da (Fisk Univ. Nashville, TN United States)
Morgan, Steve (Fisk Univ. Nashville, TN United States)
August 17, 2013
January 1, 1997
Publication: The First National Student Conference: NASA University Research Centers at Minority Institutions