Title

Third-order nonlinear optical response and photoluminescence characterization of tellurite glasses with different alkali metal oxides as network modifiers

Authors

Authors

R. Castro-Beltran; H. Desirena; G. Ramos-Ortiz; E. De la Rosa; G. Lanty; J. S. Lauret; S. Romero-Servin;A. Schulzgen

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Abbreviated Journal Title

J. Appl. Phys.

Keywords

CROSS-SECTION; Z-SCAN; MU-M; ZNO; EMISSION; IONS; FIBER; ER3+; Physics, Applied

Abstract

Studies of the third-order nonlinear optical properties in TeO(2)-MO-R(2)O glasses with three different alkali metal oxides R(2)O (R - Li, Na, K) as network modifiers and two network intermediates MO (M - Zn, Mg) are reported. The influence of such modifiers and intermediates on the nonlinear optical properties of these glasses was investigated using the standard Z-scan and the thermally managed Z-scan techniques under femtosecond pulse excitation at 800 nm. For different modifiers and intermediates, the nonlinear refraction indices n(2) of these glasses varied in the range 1.31-2.81 (x10(-15) cm(2)/W). It was found that n(2) increases as the ionic radius of both network modifiers and intermediates decreases. Furthermore, the measurements show that the contribution from thermo-optical effects to the nonlinear refraction index is negligible for all of the studied glass compositions. In addition, the effect of modifiers and intermediates in the formation of localized states in the vicinity of the optical bandgap was also studied through photoluminescence experiments. These experiments revealed the presence of two emission bands (red and blue) originating from these localized states that can be populated after optical excitation and subsequent relaxation. (C) 2011 American Institute of Physics. [doi:10.1063/1.3654018]

Journal Title

Journal of Applied Physics

Volume

110

Issue/Number

8

Publication Date

1-1-2011

Document Type

Article

Language

English

First Page

7

WOS Identifier

WOS:000296519900011

ISSN

0021-8979

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