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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 18 — Aug. 30, 2010
  • pp: 18642–18648

Effect of Yb3+ concentration on the broadband emission intensity and peak wavelength shift in Yb/Bi ions co-doped silica-based glasses

Nengli Dai, Bing Xu, Zuowen Jiang, Jingang Peng, Haiqing Li, Huaixun Luan, Luyun Yang, and Jinyan Li  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 18, pp. 18642-18648 (2010)

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The effect of Yb3+ concentration on the broadband emission intensity and peak wavelength shift in Yb/Bi ions co-doped silicate glasses is investigated. The optimal Bi2O3 concentration range is about 2.0-2.5mol% in 65SiO2-10Al2O3-25CaO matrix (SAC glasses). For Yb/Bi codoped SAC glasses, the maximum emission intensity excited by 980nm LD is ~30 times and 1.5 times higher than that of single Bi-doped SAC glasses excited by 980nm and 808nm LD, respectively, the peak emission shows obvious red-shift from 1185 nm to 1235 nm band with the Yb2O3 concentration change from 0 to 3.0 mol%. For the same Yb2O3 concentration in SAC glasses, the measured fluorescence lifetime near 1020nm of single Yb3+-doped glasses is longer than that of Yb/Bi codoping glasses, which implyes the efficient energy transfer from Yb3+ to Bin+ in SAC glasses. The results indicate Yb2O3 can be induced into the bismuth-doped silicate glasses to enhance the emission intensity and control the peak wavelength.

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(160.2750) Materials : Glass and other amorphous materials
(160.5690) Materials : Rare-earth-doped materials
(250.5230) Optoelectronics : Photoluminescence

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Original Manuscript: March 25, 2010
Revised Manuscript: May 24, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: June 4, 2010
Published: August 17, 2010

Nengli Dai, Bing Xu, Zuowen Jiang, Jingang Peng, Haiqing Li, Huaixun Luan, Luyun Yang, and Jinyan Li, "Effect of Yb3+ concentration on the broadband emission intensity and peak wavelength shift in Yb/Bi ions co-doped silica-based glasses," Opt. Express 18, 18642-18648 (2010)

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