Superbroadband NIR photoluminescence in Nd3+/Tm3+/Er3+codoped fluorotellurite glasses

Bo Zhou, Lili Tao, Wei Jin, Yuen Hong Tsang, Edwin Y.B. Pun

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We report the superbroadband photoluminescence extending from 1.3 to 1.7 μm in Neodymium(Nd3+)/Thulium(Tm3+)/Erbium(Er3+) codoped fluorotellurite glasses under 793 nm excitation. This superbroadband luminescence is contributed by the Nd3+:4F3/2→4I13/2, Tm3+:3H4→3F4, and Er3+:4I13/2→4I15/2transitions that lead to broadband emissions located at 1.34, 1.47, and 1.53 μm, respectively. Broadband emission spectrum is also obtained in the ion-exchanged planar waveguide fabricated on Nd3+/Tm3+/Er3+codoped fluorotellurite glass. The results indicate that other than active Bismuth (Bi), Chromium (Cr), Nickel (Ni), and other chemical elements, Nd3+/Tm3+/Er3+codoping is a promising alternative for the broadband luminescence sources covering the expanded low-loss window.
Original languageEnglish
Article number6170545
Pages (from-to)924-926
Number of pages3
JournalIEEE Photonics Technology Letters
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 8 May 2012


  • Ion-exchange
  • Nd /Tm /Er codoping 3+ 3+ 3+
  • planar waveguide
  • superbroadband NIR photoluminescence

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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