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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 18 — Sep. 1, 2008
  • pp: 13526–13533

Effect of nano-scale crystal field on the broadening of Er3+- emission in sodium tellurite glass ceramics

Animesh Jha, Purushottam Joshi, and Shaoxiong Shen  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 18, pp. 13526-13533 (2008)

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In this paper we report the effect of heat treatment of 10 mol% Na2O-89.5 mol% TeO2 glass for studying the fluorescence and line broadening behavior of Er-ions in the glass-ceramic matrix. Controlled crystal growth measurements using the X-ray line broadening technique for samples heat treated in the temperature range of 583–693 K were carried out and compared with the photoluminescence studies. The influence of crystal growth on line broadening of 4I13/2 spectra and metastable lifetime of 4I13/2 level is compared for various heat treatment temperatures. The full-width-of-half maxima increase with increasing heat treatment temperature and then fall rapidly at high temperatures.

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OCIS Codes
(160.2750) Materials : Glass and other amorphous materials
(230.0230) Optical devices : Optical devices
(220.4241) Optical design and fabrication : Nanostructure fabrication

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Original Manuscript: April 23, 2008
Revised Manuscript: August 1, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: August 3, 2008
Published: August 19, 2008

Animesh Jha, Purushottam Joshi, and Shaoxing Shen, "Effect of nano-scale crystal field on the broadening of Er3+- emission in sodium tellurite glass ceramics," Opt. Express 16, 13526-13533 (2008)

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