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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 23 — Nov. 18, 2013
  • pp: 27835–27840

Regulation of structure rigidity for improvement of the thermal stability of near-infrared luminescence in Bi-doped borate glasses

Qiangbing Guo, Beibei Xu, Dezhi Tan, Juechen Wang, Shuhong Zheng, Wei Jiang, Jianrong Qiu, and Shifeng Zhou  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 23, pp. 27835-27840 (2013)

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The effect of heat-treatment on the near-infrared (NIR) luminescence properties was studied in Bi-doped borate glasses. The luminescence intensity generally decreases with the increase of temperature, and the thermal stability can be improved by nearly 4.5 times with addition of 5 mol% La2O3. Collaborative studies by using steady photoluminescence (PL) and photoluminescence excitation (PLE) spectra, luminescence decay curve, differential thermal analysis (DTA), Raman spectra and X-ray diffraction (XRD) indicate that the luminescence decrement is associated with the agglomeration of Bi active centers during heat-treatment. The improvement of the thermal stability of NIR luminescence with the addition of La2O3 is benefited from the enhancement of structure rigidity due to the strong cationic field strength of La3+. The results not only provide valuable guidance for suppressing performance degradation of Bi-doped glass during fiber drawing process, but also present an effective way to control the luminescence properties of main group elements in glasses from the perspective of glass structure.

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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

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Original Manuscript: July 29, 2013
Revised Manuscript: October 16, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: October 24, 2013
Published: November 6, 2013

Qiangbing Guo, Beibei Xu, Dezhi Tan, Juechen Wang, Shuhong Zheng, Wei Jiang, Jianrong Qiu, and Shifeng Zhou, "Regulation of structure rigidity for improvement of the thermal stability of near-infrared luminescence in Bi-doped borate glasses," Opt. Express 21, 27835-27840 (2013)

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