Observation of fluorescence in an optically pumped erbium-containing perfluorinated medium at 1.5 μm

Ken Kuriki, Susumu Nishihara, Yukihisa Nishizawa, Tadahiko Yoshinaga, Akihiro Tagaya, Yasuhiro Koike, Yoshi Okamoto

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Abstract

We report what is to our knowledge the first observation of erbium fluorescence at the optical communication wavelength of 1.5 μm in a perfluorinated medium. Using a Nd'YAG (355-nm) source, we observed fluorescence of the 4I15/2 - 4I15/2 transition with a peak wavelength of 1.535 μm and with a full width at half-maximum of 28 nm. These results can lead to new active devices that use all-fluorinated polymers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)570-572
Number of pages3
JournalOptics Letters
Volume28
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2003 Apr 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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    Kuriki, K., Nishihara, S., Nishizawa, Y., Yoshinaga, T., Tagaya, A., Koike, Y., & Okamoto, Y. (2003). Observation of fluorescence in an optically pumped erbium-containing perfluorinated medium at 1.5 μm. Optics Letters, 28(7), 570-572. https://doi.org/10.1364/OL.28.000570