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Journal of the Optical Society of America B


  • Editor: Henry van Driel
  • Vol. 27, Iss. 8 — Aug. 1, 2010
  • pp: 1659–1663

Spectroscopic study of Cr 4 + -doped transparent willemite nanocrystalline glass-ceramics

Degang Deng, Hongping Ma, Shiqing Xu, Qian Wang, Lihui Huang, Shilong Zhao, Huanping Wang, and Chenxia Li  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 27, Issue 8, pp. 1659-1663 (2010)

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Cr 4 + -doped transparent β -Zn 2 SiO 4 glass-ceramics were prepared by heat treatment on the as-made glasses. It was confirmed from the absorption spectra that Cr 4 + -doped β -Zn 2 SiO 4 glass-ceramics are indeed a low-field system. The broadband infrared emission centering at 1342 nm with the full width at half-maximum of more than 285 nm was observed by exciting the glass-ceramics with the excitation of an 808 nm laser diode. The observed infrared emission could be attributed to Cr 4 + ions at low-field sites in β -Zn 2 SiO 4 glass-ceramics.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2290) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber materials
(160.2750) Materials : Glass and other amorphous materials
(300.2140) Spectroscopy : Emission

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Original Manuscript: March 4, 2010
Revised Manuscript: May 4, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: May 14, 2010
Published: July 27, 2010

Degang Deng, Hongping Ma, Shiqing Xu, Qian Wang, Lihui Huang, Shilong Zhao, Huanping Wang, and Chenxia Li, "Spectroscopic study of Cr4+-doped transparent willemite nanocrystalline glass-ceramics," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 27, 1659-1663 (2010)

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