Accession Number:

ADD018947

Title:

Erbium-Doped Low Phonon Hosts as Sources of Fluorescent Emission

Descriptive Note:

Patent, Filed 31 Jan 96, patented 5 May 98

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Report Date:

1998-05-05

Pagination or Media Count:

11.0

Abstract:

A high-efficiency fluorescent emitter includes an excitation source and a low phonon host doped with erbium. The emitter can be used as a lasing medium or as a phosphor. Typical hosts include RcX3 and chalcogenide glasses, wherein Rc is yttrium, gadolinium, lutetium, lanthanum or a mixture thereof, and X is a halogen or a mixture of halogens.

Subject Categories:

  • Radiation and Nuclear Chemistry
  • Air Conditioning, Heating, Lighting and Ventilating

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE