Yb3+ singly doped and Yb3+/Al3+co-doped high silica glass samples are prepared, and their luminescent properties are investigated. Al3+ is considered as a beneficial activator for Yb3+-doped glass. However, the experimental result shows that the addition of Al3+ results in the transformation from Yb3+ to Yb2+ and the improvement in the photon luminescence of Yb2+. These characteristics indicate the role of Al3+ in Yb3+-doped glass.
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Yinglong Shen, Qiuchun Sheng, Shuang Liu, Wentao Li, and Danping Chen, "Effect of aluminum co-doping on the formation of Yb2+ in Ytterbium-doped high silica glass," Chin. Opt. Lett. 11, 051601- (2013)