Controlled modification of erbium lifetime in silicon dioxide film with chromium or titanium coatings Conference Paper uri icon


  • We report systematic measurements of the lifetime of the 1.54 μm transition of erbium implanted at different energies in SiCO 2 films coated with titanium or chromium. The lifetime shows a strong reduction up to a factor of 20 with decreasing distance between the erbium and the metal coating. Our experiments combined with rigorous theoretical modeling demonstrate that a high degree of control over the radiative properties of erbium can be achieved in erbium-irnplanted materials. © 2008 Materials Research Society.

published proceedings

  • Materials Research Society Symposium Proceedings

author list (cited authors)

  • Yu, N., Bao, J., Belyanin, A., Mates, T., Troccoli, M., & Capasso, F

complete list of authors

  • Yu, N||Bao, J||Belyanin, A||Mates, T||Troccoli, M||Capasso, F

publication date

  • January 1, 2008 11:11 AM