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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 27 — Dec. 17, 2012
  • pp: 29105–29111

Enhanced broadband near-infrared luminescence of Bi-doped oxyfluoride glasses

Beibei Xu, Dezhi Tan, Shifeng Zhou, Zhanglian Hong, Kaniyarakkal. N. Sharafudeen, and Jianrong Qiu  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 27, pp. 29105-29111 (2012)

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Broadband near-infrared luminescence covering 900 to 1600 nm has been observed in Bi-doped oxyfluoride silicate glasses. The partial substitution of fluoride for oxide in Bi-doped silicate glasses leads to an increase of the intensity and lifetime of the near-infrared luminescence and blue-shift of the near-infrared emission peaks. Both Bi-doped silicate and oxyfluoride silicate glasses show visible luminescence with blue, green, orange and red emission bands when excited by ultra-violet light. Careful investigation on the luminescence properties indicates that the change of near-infrared luminescence is related to optical basicity, phonon energy of the glass matrix and crystal field around Bi active centers. These results offer a valuable way to control the luminescence properties of Bi-doped materials and may find some applications in fiber amplifier and fiber laser.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2290) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber materials
(160.2540) Materials : Fluorescent and luminescent materials
(160.4670) Materials : Optical materials
(160.4760) Materials : Optical properties

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Original Manuscript: May 25, 2012
Revised Manuscript: July 25, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: August 31, 2012
Published: December 14, 2012

Beibei Xu, Dezhi Tan, Shifeng Zhou, Zhanglian Hong, Kaniyarakkal. N. Sharafudeen, and Jianrong Qiu, "Enhanced broadband near-infrared luminescence of Bi-doped oxyfluoride glasses," Opt. Express 20, 29105-29111 (2012)

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