Triple and Double Photons Absorption Process and Down-Conversion Laser Emitting Investigation of Er-Ion Doped Microsphere

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We report a readily and cheap method to build taper optical fiber-Er3+ doped microsphere platform to investigate upconversion fluorescence emission and down-conversion laser oscillation with low threshold pump power. We demonstrate to dope Er3+ into silica microsphere surface by dipping a single-taper optical fiber into a certain concentration of erbium nitrate solution (Er(NO3)) , then dry it and use the electrical-arc of the optical fiber splicer to melt the tip of taper fiber to form the Er3+-doped silica microsphere due to surface tension induced. We also present a HF acid etching setup to fabricate low loss biconical optical taper fibers. We demonstrate the Er3+ doped silica microsphere triple photons and dual photons absorption process of up-conversion fluorescence emission and down-conversion laser oscillation spectra by using the optical tapered fiber to couple 976 nm/1534 nm pump light source.

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Y. Huang, P. Zhang, Y. Huang and C. Guo, "Triple and Double Photons Absorption Process and Down-Conversion Laser Emitting Investigation of Er-Ion Doped Microsphere," Journal of Modern Physics, Vol. 4 No. 12, 2013, pp. 1622-1626. doi: 10.4236/jmp.2013.412201.

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