University of Oulu

Amit Yadav, Nikolai B. Chichkov, Regina Gumenyuk, Harri Ali-Löytty, Kimmo Lahtonen, Mika Valden, Mikhail A. Melkumov, Mikhail V. Yashkov, Evgeny Zherebtsov, and Edik U. Rafailov, "Visible to near-infrared broadband fluorescence from Ce-doped silica fiber," Opt. Mater. Express 11, 2528-2538 (2021)

Visible to near-infrared broadband fluorescence from Ce-doped silica fiber

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Author: Yadav, Amit1; Chichkov, Nikolai B.1; Gumenyuk, Regina2;
Organizations: 1Aston Institute of Photonic Technologies, Aston University, B4 7ET, Birmingham, UK
2Laboratory of Photonics, Tampere University of Technology, Tampere, Finland
3Prokhorov General Physic Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Dianov Fiber Optics Research Center, Moscow 119333, Russia
4Devyatykh Institute of Chemistry of High-Purity Substances of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Nizhny Novgorod 603600, Russia
5Optoelectronics and Measurement Techniques, University of Oulu, Oulu, FI - 90014, Finland
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Language: English
Published: Optical Society of America, 2021
Publish Date: 2021-10-21


We investigate the fluorescence characteristics of a purely Ce-doped silica fiber and demonstrate broad-bandwidth fluorescence across the visible and near-infrared. The Ce-doped fiber is fabricated using standard modified chemical vapor deposition technology. Trace metal analysis by inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry confirmed the purity of Ce-doping. The Ce valence state of 3+ was revealed by X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy. The optimum pump wavelength for the broadest luminescence from a fiber is scanned between 405 nm to 440 nm wavelength of diode lasers operating under continuous-wave regime. The strongest pump absorption is observed at the wavelength of 405 nm. Variation of pump power and fiber length results in the demonstration of broad-bandwidth fluorescence with spectral widths up to 301 nm (at -10 dB). The measured fluorescence spectra cover the wavelength range from ∼458 nm to ∼819 nm with spectral power densities of up to 2.4 nW/nm.

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Series: Optical materials express
ISSN: 2159-3930
ISSN-E: 2159-3930
ISSN-L: 2159-3930
Volume: 11
Issue: 8
Pages: 2528 - 2538
DOI: 10.1364/OME.432560
Type of Publication: A1 Journal article – refereed
Field of Science: 217 Medical engineering
Funding: Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EP/R024898/1); H2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (843801); Jane & Aatos Erkko Foundation, Business Finland (1464/31/2019); Academy of Finland (326406, 326461); Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation (AAAA-A19- 119012590263-7, AAAA-A19-119011-690112-0, theme 0095-2019-006); Academy of Finland Flagship Programme, Photonics Research and Innovation (PREIN) (320165).
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