Abstract

We report what is to our knowledge the first observation of erbium fluorescence at the optical communication wavelength of 1.5 µm in a perfluorinated medium. Using a Nd:YAG (355-nm) source, we observed fluorescence of the I413/2I415/2 transition with a peak wavelength of 1.535 µm and with a full width at half-maximum of 28 nm. These results can lead to new active devices that use all-fluorinated polymers.

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