Custom optical glasses

Custom optical glasses


We design, fabricate and characterize optical glasses for lasers and amplifiers in the Near-IR and for nonlinear applications in the Mid-IR. Glass families include: tellurite, phosphate, germanate, silicate.

A) Rare-earth doped phosphate and undoped tellurite and germanate glasses

We synthesize custom Er, Yb, Er/Yb and Nd-doped phosphate glasses to be used as active media for compact lasers and amplifiers operating in the Near-IR region. We also develop passive germanate and tellurite glasses for supercontinuum generation in the Mid-IR.



Phosphate glasses, tellurite glasses, germanate glasses, silicate glasses, rare-earth ions.


Recent reference(s)s

N. G. Boetti, G. C. Scarpignato, J. Lousteau, D. Pugliese, L. Bastard, J.-E. Broquin, and D. Milanese, “High concentration Yb-Er co-doped phosphate glass for optical fiber amplification”, J. Opt. 17, 065705 (2015), DOI: 10.1088/2040-8978/17/6/065705.

D. Pugliese, N. G. Boetti, J. Lousteau, E. Ceci-Ginistrelli, E. Bertone, F. Geobaldo, and D. Milanese, “Concentration quenching in an Er-doped phosphate glass for compact optical lasers and amplifiers”, J. Alloys Compd. 657, 678 (2016), DOI: 10.1016/j.jallcom.2015.10.126.

Funding and collaboration