Study of Mid-Infrared Emission and Structural Properties of Heavy Metal Oxide Glass and Optical Fibre Co-Doped with Ho3+/Yb3+ Ions

Tomasz Ragiń , Agata Baranowska , Marcin Kochanowicz , Jacek Mariusz Żmojda , Piotr Miluski , Dominik Dorosz

Abstract

Bismuth-germanate glasses with low hydroxide content co-doped with Ho3+/Yb3+ ions have been investigated in terms of structural and spectroscopic properties. To reduce OH- ions content and improve transmittance value at the wavelength of 3.1 µm, the glass synthesis has been carried out in low vacuum conditions (45–65 mBar). The composition of the host glass based on heavy metal oxides affects the maximum phonon energy (hωmax = 724 cm−1), which low value has a positive impact on the mid-infrared emission parameters. Emission band at the wavelength of 2.87 µm was observed in glass co-doped with mol% 0.25 Ho2O3/0.75 Yb2O3 under 980 nm high power laser diode wavelength excitation. Lifetime measurements of the Yb3+:2F5/2 quantum level indicate efficient Yb3+ → Ho3+ energy transfer (η = 61%). The developed active bismuth-germanate glass was used as the core of optical fibre operating in the mid-infrared region
Author Tomasz Ragiń (FME / DMPE)
Tomasz Ragiń,,
- Department of Material and Production Engineering
, Agata Baranowska (FME)
Agata Baranowska,,
- Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
, Marcin Kochanowicz (FEE / DEPEPLT)
Marcin Kochanowicz,,
- Department of Electrical Power Engineering, Photonics and Lighting Technology
, Jacek Mariusz Żmojda (FEE / DEPEPLT)
Jacek Mariusz Żmojda,,
- Department of Electrical Power Engineering, Photonics and Lighting Technology
, Piotr Miluski (FEE / DEPEPLT)
Piotr Miluski,,
- Department of Electrical Power Engineering, Photonics and Lighting Technology
, Dominik Dorosz
Dominik Dorosz,,
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Journal seriesMaterials, ISSN 1996-1944, (N/A 140 pkt)
Issue year2019
Vol12
No8
Pages1-11
Publication size in sheets0.55
Keywords in Englishmid-infrared emission; bismuth-germanate glass; heavy metal oxide; 2.87 µm luminescence; Ho3+/Yb3+; optical active fibre
ASJC Classification2500 General Materials Science
DOIDOI:10.3390/ma12081238
URL https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1944/12/8/1238/htm
Internal identifier000045315
Languageen angielski
LicenseJournal (articles only); published final; Uznanie Autorstwa (CC-BY); with publication
Score (nominal)140
Score sourcejournalList
ScoreBUT score = 42.0
Ministerial score = 140.0, 02-03-2020, ArticleFromJournal
Publication indicators Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2017 = 1.285; WoS Impact Factor: 2018 = 2.972 (2) - 2018=3.532 (5)
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