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Energy exchange processes in erbium-doped fluoride glasses

Bogdanov, Valentin Kanchev (1999) Energy exchange processes in erbium-doped fluoride glasses. PhD thesis, Victoria University of Technology.

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Abstract

In recent years there has been considerable interest in cross relaxation processes between ions in rare earth doped glasses and crystals. In particular interest has focused on diode-pumped lasers and optical waveguide amplifiers based on rare earth ions. This thesis is concerned with developing a model, which can explain the population and depopulation processes which are responsible for the spectroscopic behaviour of Er3+ ions in fluoride glass materials. The model particularly concentrates on Er3+ :ZB(L)AN glasses with very heavy Er3+ doping levels. Under these circumstances the energy level dynamics can be dominated by non-linear multiple-ion cross relaxation processes.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD thesis)
Uncontrolled Keywords: energy, fluoride glass, spectroscopic measurement, laser, optics, crystals, ions
Subjects: FOR Classification > 0205 Optical Physics
FOR Classification > 0202 Atomic, Molecular, Nuclear, Particle and Plasma Physics
Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Engineering and Science
Depositing User: VU Library
Date Deposited: 06 Aug 2010 04:28
Last Modified: 23 May 2013 16:44
URI: http://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/15759
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