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Chinese Optics Letters


  • Editor: Zhizhan Xu
  • Vol. 10, Iss. 9 — Sep. 1, 2012
  • pp: 092401–092401

Photoluminescence enhancement induced from silver nanoparticles in Tb3+-doped glass ceramics

Gang Bi, Li Wang, Wei Xiong, Kosi Ueno, Hiroaki Misawa, and Jianrong Qiu  »View Author Affiliations

Chinese Optics Letters, Vol. 10, Issue 9, pp. 092401-092401 (2012)

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We experimentally verify that surface plasmon (SP) enhances the photoluminescence (PL) of visible light from Tb3+-doped 60SiO2-20Al2O3-20CaF2:0.3Tb3+, 20Yb3+ glass ceramics by using electron beam lithography to fabricate silver nanoparticles on the surface of the glass ceramics. Numerical calculation for the SP enhancement spectroscopy is achieved by using the finite-difference time-domain algorithm. A PL enhancement of Tb3+ by as much as 1.6 times is observed. The PL enhancement is mainly due to the coupling of excitation from 7F6 to 5D4 transition dipole of Tb3+ ion with SP mode induced from the silver nanoparticles.

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OCIS Codes
(240.4350) Optics at surfaces : Nonlinear optics at surfaces
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons
(310.6188) Thin films : Spectral properties
(240.6695) Optics at surfaces : Surface-enhanced Raman scattering

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Optics at Surfaces

Gang Bi, Li Wang, Wei Xiong, Kosi Ueno, Hiroaki Misawa, and Jianrong Qiu, "Photoluminescence enhancement induced from silver nanoparticles in Tb3+-doped glass ceramics," Chin. Opt. Lett. 10, 092401-092401 (2012)

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