Erbium-doped zirconia waveguides: Transition probabilities

R. Schermer, W. Berglund, J. M. Johnson, Anand Gopinath

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Lifetimes and quantum efficiencies were predicted for erbium-doped zirconia glass. Amorphous zirconia waveguides were fabricated by ion-beam co-sputtering layers of zirconia and silica. Erbium was co-sputtered in the active guide layer to a concentration of 1.9×1020 cm-3. White light transmission measurements were performed in doped and undoped waveguides and were compared to produce the absorption spectrum. Results indicated that efficient optical amplifiers and lasers were feasible in zirconia by pumping at 1480 nm.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages2
StatePublished - Jan 1 2002
EventConference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO 2002) - Long Beach, CA, United States
Duration: May 19 2002May 24 2002


OtherConference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO 2002)
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityLong Beach, CA


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