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28 February 2006 Spectroscopic properties of Er3+-doped chalco-halide glass ceramics
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In this paper, we present results concerning the fabrication and characterization of glass-ceramics based on chalcohalide for application as laser host materials. The objective is to develop a highly efficient host material for rare-earth doping. The studied system is Ga-Ge-S-CsCl with Er3+ ions as doping elements. Glass-ceramics have been prepared by thermal treatment of the base glass. The evolution of the optical transmission versus annealing time and temperature has been investigated. Preliminary up-conversion measurement of Er3+ were performed. Glass ceramics show higher luminescence efficiency as compared to the base glass. Nano-crystalline phases have been generated in well-controlled experimental conditions, so that crystals with reproducible size smaller than 50 nm could be achieved.
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Vincent Seznec, Hongli Ma, Xianghua Zhang, Virginie Nazabal, Jean-Luc Adam, X. S. Qiao, and X. P. Fan "Spectroscopic properties of Er3+-doped chalco-halide glass ceramics", Proc. SPIE 6116, Optical Components and Materials III, 61160B (28 February 2006);

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