Journal article

Nanodiamond in tellurite glass Part II: practical nanodiamond-doped fibers

Yinlan Ruan, Hong Ji, Brett C Johnson, Takeshi Ohshima, Andrew D Greentree, Brant C Gibson, Tanya M Monro, Heike Ebendorff-Heidepriem



Tellurite glass fibers with embedded nanodiamond are attractive materials for quantum photonics applications. Reducing the loss of these fibers in the 600-800 nm wavelength range of nanodiamond fluorescence is essential to exploit the unique properties of nanodiamond in the new hybrid material. The first part of this study reported the origin of loss in nanodiamond-doped glass and impact of glass fabrication conditions. Here, we report the fabrication of nanodiamond-doped tellurite fibers with significantly reduced loss in the visible through further understanding of the impact of glass fabrication conditions on the interaction of the glass melt with the embedded nanodiamond. We fabricated t..

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Awarded by ARC

Awarded by Australian Research Council

Funding Acknowledgements

This work has been supported by ARC grants (DP120100901, DP130102494, FF0883189, FT110100225, LE100100104, CE110001027, CE140100003). T.M. acknowledges the support of an ARC Georgina Sweet Laureate Fellowship. This work was performed in part at the OptoFab node of the Australian National Fabrication Facility utilizing Commonwealth and SA State Government funding. We wish to thank Alastair Dowler and Tim Zhao at the University of Adelaide for fiber fabrication and help with measuring gold content in glass samples, respectively.