JMP  Vol.4 No.12 , December 2013
Triple and Double Photons Absorption Process and Down-Conversion Laser Emitting Investigation of Er-Ion Doped Microsphere
ABSTRACT

We report a readily and cheap method to build taper optical fiber-Er3+ doped microsphere platform to investigate upconversion fluorescence emission and down-conversion laser oscillation with low threshold pump power. We demonstrate to dope Er3+ into silica microsphere surface by dipping a single-taper optical fiber into a certain concentration of erbium nitrate solution (Er(NO3)) , then dry it and use the electrical-arc of the optical fiber splicer to melt the tip of taper fiber to form the Er3+-doped silica microsphere due to surface tension induced. We also present a HF acid etching setup to fabricate low loss biconical optical taper fibers. We demonstrate the Er3+ doped silica microsphere triple photons and dual photons absorption process of up-conversion fluorescence emission and down-conversion laser oscillation spectra by using the optical tapered fiber to couple 976 nm/1534 nm pump light source.


Cite this paper
Y. Huang, P. Zhang, Y. Huang and C. Guo, "Triple and Double Photons Absorption Process and Down-Conversion Laser Emitting Investigation of Er-Ion Doped Microsphere," Journal of Modern Physics, Vol. 4 No. 12, 2013, pp. 1622-1626. doi: 10.4236/jmp.2013.412201.
References
[1]   X. Peng, F. Song, S. Jiang and N. Peyghambarian, M. Kuwata-Gonokami and L. Xu, Applied Physics Letters, Vol. 82, 2003, p. 1497.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.1559653

[2]   T. Kasamatsu, Y. Yano and T. Ono, IEEE of Photonics Technology Letters, Vol. 13, 2001, pp. 31-33.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/68.903211

[3]   M. Y. Liu and R. P. Zhang, Chinese Journal of Laser, Vol. 38, 2011, p. 10.

[4]   H. H. Jia, X. A. Zhang, H. L. Zhang, F. Wang and S. L. Chang, Chinese Journal of Lasers, Vol. 36, 2009, pp. 393-395.

[5]   J. Fernandez, A. Mendioroz, A. J. Garcia, R. Balda and J. L. Adam, Physical Review B, Vol. 62, 2000, pp. 3213-3217. http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevB.62.3213

[6]   L. L. Yi, L. Zhan, W. S. Hu, Q. X. Tang and Y. X. Xia, Optics Express, Vol. 14, 2006, pp. 570-574.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OPEX.14.000570

[7]   N.-K. Chen, P.-W. Kuan, J. J. Zhang, et al., Optics Express, Vol. 18, 2010, pp. 25615-25626.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.18.025615

[8]   L. Yang, D. K. Armani and K. J. Vahalab, Applied Physics Letters, Vol. 83, 2003, pp. 825-826.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.1598623

[9]   S. M. Spillane, T. J. Kippenberg and K. J. Vahala, Nature, Vol. 415, 2002, pp. 621-623.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/415621a

[10]   B. Min, T. J. Kippenberg and K. J. Vahala, Optics Letters, Vol. 28, 2003, pp. 1507-1509.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.28.001507

[11]   H. Rokhsari and K. Vahala, Physical Review Letters, Vol. 92, 2004, p. 253.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.92.253905

[12]   Z. P. Cai and H. Y.Xu, Sensors and Actuators A: Physical, Vol. 108, 2003, pp. 187-192.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.sna.2003.07.008

[13]   S. D. Jackson, IEEE Photonics Technology Letters, Vol. 18, 2006, pp. 1885-1887.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/LPT.2006.881686

[14]   J. J. Koponen, M. J. Soderlund, H. J. Hoffman and S. K. T. Tammela, Optics Express, Vol. 14, 2006, pp. 11539-11544. http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.14.011539

[15]   M. Cai, O. Painter and K. J. Vahala, Optics Letters, Vol. 25, 2000, pp. 1430-1432.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.25.001430

[16]   C.-H. Dong, Y.-F. Xiao, Z.-F. Han, G.-C. Guo, X. S. Jiang, L. M. Tong, C. Gu and H. Ming, IEEE Photonics Technology Letters, Vol. 20, pp. 342-344.

[17]   P.-J. Zhang, Y. Huang, C.-L. Guo and Y.-T. Huang, Acta Physica Sinica, Vol. 62, 2013, Article ID: 224207.

[18]   E. J. Zhang, W. D. Sacher and J. K. S. Poon, Optic Express, Vol. 18, 2010, pp. 22593-22598.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.18.022593

[19]   L.-P. Lu, X.-Y. Zhang, K. Gong, C. Zu and Y. Bi, Chinese Journal of Luminescence, Vol. 32, 2011, pp. 237-240.

 
 
Top