Table of Contents
Laser Chemistry
Volume 2008, Article ID 656490, 6 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2008/656490
Research Article

Physical and Spectroscopic Properties of Yb3+-Doped Fluorophosphate Laser Glasses

1Glass and Ceramic Key Laboratory, Shandong Institute of Light Industry, Jinan 250353, China
2School of Materials Science and Engineering, Central South University, Changsha 410083, China

Received 24 April 2008; Accepted 4 August 2008

Academic Editor: Saulius Juodkazis

Copyright © 2008 Shujiang Liu and Anxian Lu. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Linked References

  1. S.-X. Dai, L.-L. Hu, Z.-H. Jiang, G.-S. Huang, W. Chen, and P.-Z. Deng, “Study of ytterbium-doped phosphate and borate laser glasses,” Chinese Journal of Lasers, vol. 29, no. 1, pp. 82–86, 2002 (Chinese). View at Google Scholar
  2. G. Karlsson, V. Pasiskevicius, A. Fragemann, J. Hellstom, and F. Laurell, “Generation of 100 kW-level pulses at 1.53 μm in the diode-pumped Er-Yb:glass laser-PPKTP optical parametric amplifier system,” in International Conference on Lasers, Applications, and Technologies 2002: Advanced Lasers and Systems, vol. 5137 of Proceedings of SPIE, pp. 37–42, Moscow, Russia, June 2002. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar
  3. S. Blaize, L. Bastard, C. Cassagnètes, and J. E. Broquin, “Multiwavelengths DFB waveguide laser arrays in Yb-Er codoped phosphate glass substrate,” IEEE Photonics Technology Letters, vol. 15, no. 4, pp. 516–518, 2003. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar
  4. L. Zhang and H. Hu, “Evaluation of spectroscopic properties of Yb3+ in tetraphosphate glass,” Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids, vol. 292, no. 1–3, pp. 108–114, 2001. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar
  5. B. Peng and T. Izumitani, “Next generation laser glass for nuclear fusion,” The Review of Laser Engineering, vol. 21, no. 12, pp. 1234–1244, 1993. View at Google Scholar
  6. J. H. Campbell, “Modeling platinum-inclusion dissolution in phosphate laser glasses,” Glass Science and Technology, vol. 68, no. 3, pp. 96–101, 1995. View at Google Scholar
  7. C. Jiang, H. Liu, Q. Zeng, X. Tang, and F. Gan, “Yb: phosphate laser glass with high emission cross-section,” Journal of Physics and Chemistry of Solids, vol. 61, no. 8, pp. 1217–1223, 2000. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar
  8. P. R. Ehrmann and J. H. Campbell, “Nonradiative energy losses and radiation trapping in neodymium-doped phosphate laser glasses,” Journal of the American Ceramic Society, vol. 85, no. 5, pp. 1061–1069, 2002. View at Google Scholar
  9. S. Toyoda, S. Fujino, and K. Morinaga, “Density, viscosity and surface tension of 50RO-50P2O5 (R: Mg, Ca, Sr, Ba, and Zn) glass melts,” Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids, vol. 321, no. 3, pp. 169–174, 2003. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar
  10. P. Y. Shih, S. W. Yung, and T. S. Chin, “FTIR and XPS studies of P2O5-Na2O-CuO glasses,” Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids, vol. 244, no. 2-3, pp. 211–222, 1999. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar
  11. P. A. Bingham, R. J. Hand, and S. D. Forder, “Doping of iron phosphate glasses with Al2O3, SiO2 or B2O3 for improved thermal stability,” Materials Research Bulletin, vol. 41, no. 9, pp. 1622–1630, 2006. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar
  12. H. Takebe, T. Harada, and M. Kuwabara, “Effect of B2O3 addition on the thermal properties and density of barium phosphate glasses,” Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids, vol. 352, no. 6-7, pp. 709–713, 2006. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar
  13. L. Zhang, H. Sun, H. Wu, J. Wang, L. Hu, and J. Zhang, “Effects of PbF2 on the spectroscopic, lasing and structural properties of Yb3+-doped fluorophosphate glass,” Solid State Communications, vol. 135, no. 1-2, pp. 150–154, 2005. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar
  14. J. H. Choi, A. Margaryan, A. Margaryan, and F. G. Shi, “Optical transition properties of Yb3+ in new fluorophosphate glasses with high gain coefficient,” Journal of Alloys and Compounds, vol. 396, no. 1-2, pp. 79–85, 2005. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar
  15. J. H. Campbell and T. I. Suratwala, “Nd-doped phosphate glasses for high-energy/high-peak-power lasers,” Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids, vol. 263-264, pp. 318–341, 2000. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar
  16. H. Takebe, T. Murata, and K. Morinaga, “Compositional dependence of absorption and fluorescence of Yb3+ in oxide glasses,” Journal of the American Ceramic Society, vol. 79, no. 3, pp. 681–687, 1996. View at Google Scholar
  17. L. D. DeLoach, S. A. Payne, L. L. Chase, L. K. Smith, W. L. Kway, and W. F. Krupke, “Evaluation of absorption and emission properties of Yb3+ doped crystals for laser applications,” IEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics, vol. 29, no. 4, pp. 1179–1191, 1993. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar
  18. D. C. Yeh, W. A. Sibley, M. Suscavage, and M. G. Drexhage, “Radiation effects and optical transitions in Yb3+ doped barium-thorium fluoride glass,” Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids, vol. 88, no. 1, pp. 66–82, 1986. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar
  19. B. Karmakar, P. Kundu, and R. N. Dwivedi, “IR spectra and their application for evaluating physical properties of fluorophosphate glasses,” Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids, vol. 289, no. 1–3, pp. 155–162, 2001. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar
  20. X. Zou and H. Toratani, “Evaluation of spectroscopic properties of Yb3+ -doped glasses,” Physical Review B, vol. 52, no. 22, pp. 15889–15897, 1995. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar
  21. T. Miyakawa and D. L. Dexter, “Phonon sidebands, multiphonon relaxation of excited states, and phonon-assisted energy transfer between ions in solids,” Physical Review B, vol. 1, no. 7, pp. 2961–2969, 1970. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar
  22. L. Zhang, H. Hu, C. Qi, and F. Lin, “Spectroscopic properties and energy transfer in Yb3+/Er3+-doped phosphate glasses,” Optical Materials, vol. 17, no. 3, pp. 371–377, 2001. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar
  23. L. D. DeLoach, S. A. Payne, L. K. Smith, W. L. Kway, and W. F. Krupke, “Laser and spectroscopic properties of Sr5(PO4)3F:Yb,” Journal of the Optical Society of America B, vol. 11, no. 2, pp. 269–276, 1994. View at Google Scholar
  24. U. Griebner, R. L. Koch, H. Schonnagel et al., “Laser performance of a new ytterbium doped phosphate laser glass,” in Proceedings of the OSA Topical Meeting on Advanced Solid-State Lasers (ASSL '96), S. A. Payne and C. R. Pollock, Eds., vol. 1, pp. 26–29, OSA, San Francisco, Calif, USA, January-February 1996.