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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 3 — Feb. 4, 2008
  • pp: 1879–1884

Enhanced broadband near-infrared luminescence from transparent Yb3+/Ni2+ codoped silicate glass ceramics

Botao Wu, Shifeng Zhou, Jian Ruan, Yanbo Qiao, Danping Chen, Congshan Zhu, and Jianrong Qiu  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 3, pp. 1879-1884 (2008)

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The near-infrared emission intensity of Ni2+ in Yb3+/Ni2+ codoped transparent MgO-Al2O3-Ga2O3-SiO2-TiO2 glass ceramics could be enhanced up to 4.4 times via energy transfer from Yb3+ to Ni2+ in nanocrystals. The best Yb2O3 concentration was about 1.00 mol%. For the Yb3+/Ni2+ codoped glass ceramic with 1.00 mol% Yb2O3, a broadband near-infrared emission centered at 1265 nm with full width at half maximum of about 300 nm and lifetime of about 220 µs was observed. The energy transfer mechanism was also discussed.

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OCIS Codes
(160.6990) Materials : Transition-metal-doped materials
(300.2140) Spectroscopy : Emission

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Original Manuscript: October 10, 2007
Revised Manuscript: December 25, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: December 27, 2007
Published: January 28, 2008

Botao Wu, Shifeng Zhou, Jian Ruan, Yanbo Qiao, Danping Chen, Congshan Zhu, and Jianrong Qiu, "Enhanced broadband near-infrared luminescence from transparent Yb3+/Ni2+ codoped silicate glass ceramics," Opt. Express 16, 1879-1884 (2008)

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