Singlemode green lasing and multicolor luminescent emission from an Er3+-Yb3+ co-doped compound fluorosilicate glass microsphere resonator

Published on 2018-09-12T14:35:08Z (GMT) by
In this paper, enhanced upconversion lasing and luminescence is obtained in a transparent compound fluorosilicate glass codoped with Yb3+ and Er3+ ions. The glass sample is prepared by a conventional melting-quenching technique followed by a heat treatment, and a very high upconversion efficiency (quantum yield >1%) is achieved. The physical processes involved start from a phase-separated, as-melt fluorosilicate glass consisting of fluorine-rich domains, which provide the low photon energy environment for Er3+ ions. In addition, visible green lasing in a microsphere resonator with a diameter of 58 μm is observed with a relatively low lasing threshold of circa 52.5 μW. Importantly, when the input power increases to 16.8 mW in a microsphere with a diameter of 110 μm, the colors of the luminescent emissions from the micropshere became yellow-green and then yellow-red when the pump power is increased further to 40 mW. This presents a significant improvement in the development of visible light sources for microphotonics applications.

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Wang, Xin; Yu, Yongze; Wang, Shunbin; Ward, Jonathan M.; Chormaic, Sile Nic; Wang, Pengfei (2018): Singlemode green lasing and multicolor luminescent emission from an Er3+-Yb3+ co-doped compound fluorosilicate glass microsphere resonator. The Optical Society. Collection.