A refined model of a mid-IR amplifier, constituted by a tapered chalcogenide fiber coupled to an erbium-doped chalcogenide microsphere, is integrated with a global solution search procedure based on particle swarm optimization approach. It is implemented in a computer code in order to obtain an inversion algorithm useful to evaluate the spectroscopic parameters of rare-earth-doped glass microspheres. The rare earth parameters can be recovered by means of the optical gain measurement. The error in evaluation of the erbium lifetime τ41 is <3.5%. It is <0.5% for the other lifetimes and ion–ion interaction parameters. These excellent results are obtained since whispering gallery mode electromagnetic field interacts with rare earth for long effective distances.
|Autori interni:||PRUDENZANO, Francesco|
|Titolo:||Modeling of Whispering Gallery Modes for Rare Earth Spectroscopic Characterization|
|Rivista:||IEEE PHOTONICS TECHNOLOGY LETTERS|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2015|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1109/LPT.2015.2443915|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|