JMP  Vol.5 No.3 , February 2014
Generation of Short Wavelength in Up-Conversion of Tm+3 Doped Fluoride Glass and Its Application in Fiber Lasers
ABSTRACT

We report on the experimental study of the visible and ultraviolet (UV) fluorescence emission in a (1% molar) Thulium (Tm+3)-doped Zirconium fluoride glass sample. From red at 650 nm, blue (453 & 480 nm) and UV at 365 & 284 nm, have been observed under excitation of a Nd:YAG laser at 1.064 μm. The responsible up-conversion mechanisms are investigated based on experimental data. The related problem of photo-degradation associated with formation of color centers is also addressed.


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El-Agmy, R. , Al-Hosiny, N. , Abdallah, S. and Abdel-Aal, M. (2014) Generation of Short Wavelength in Up-Conversion of Tm+3 Doped Fluoride Glass and Its Application in Fiber Lasers. Journal of Modern Physics, 5, 123-127. doi: 10.4236/jmp.2014.53021.
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