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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 23 — Nov. 7, 2011
  • pp: 23436–23443

Unusual luminescence quenching and reviving behavior of Bi-doped germanate glasses

Beibei Xu, Shifeng Zhou, Miaojia Guan, Dezhi Tan, Yu Teng, Jiajia Zhou, Zhijun Ma, Zhanglian Hong, and Jianrong Qiu  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 23, pp. 23436-23443 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.19.023436


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Abstract

Here for the first time, we report an unusual annealing temperature dependent near-infrared (NIR) luminescence quenching and reviving behavior in Bi-doped MgO-Al2O3-GeO2 glasses. Systematic characterizations of the samples by using differential thermal analysis (DTA), photoluminescence and absorption spectra, X-ray diffraction (XRD) and transmission electron microscopy (TEM) indicate that this phenomenon is associated with the reversible reaction of Bi+ and Bi0 initiated by the change of local glass structure. Excitingly, wavelength tunable luminescence is also observed and it can be ascribed to selective excitation of active Bi+ center in different sites. These results not only open a new way for controlling luminescence properties of main group elements in glass but also provide great value for improving practical active-fiber drawing process.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2280) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber design and fabrication
(160.2540) Materials : Fluorescent and luminescent materials
(160.4670) Materials : Optical materials
(160.4760) Materials : Optical properties

ToC Category:
Materials

History
Original Manuscript: August 19, 2011
Revised Manuscript: October 9, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: October 12, 2011
Published: November 2, 2011

Citation
Beibei Xu, Shifeng Zhou, Miaojia Guan, Dezhi Tan, Yu Teng, Jiajia Zhou, Zhijun Ma, Zhanglian Hong, and Jianrong Qiu, "Unusual luminescence quenching and reviving behavior of Bi-doped germanate glasses," Opt. Express 19, 23436-23443 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-19-23-23436


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