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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 14 — Jul. 2, 2012
  • pp: 15692–15702

A new study on bismuth doped oxide glasses

Wenbin Xu, Mingying Peng, Zhijun Ma, Guoping Dong, and Jianrong Qiu  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 14, pp. 15692-15702 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.20.015692


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Abstract

Spectroscopic properties of bismuth doped borate, silicate and phosphate glasses have been reinvestigated in this work. It shows the typical decay time of Bi3+ is around 500ns rather than 2.7-to-3.9 μs reported by Parke and Webb at room temperature. Introduction of higher content either alkali or alkali earth into borate glasses favors the Bi3+ emission. As the contents increase excitation peak shifts regularly red while emission peak shows reverse trend. This, as revealed by Huang-Rhys factor, is due to the weakening of coupling between bismuth and glass host, and it can be interpreted within the frame of configurational coordinate diagrams. Differently, as bismuth concentration increases, both the excitation and emission shift red. The unknown origin of red emission from bismuth doped calcium or magnesium phosphate glass has been identified as Bi2+ species on the basis of excitation spectrum and emission lifetime particularly after comparing with Bi2+ doped materials. No near infrared (NIR) emission can be detected in these glasses within instrument limit.

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OCIS Codes
(160.2540) Materials : Fluorescent and luminescent materials
(160.2750) Materials : Glass and other amorphous materials

ToC Category:
Materials

History
Original Manuscript: May 11, 2012
Revised Manuscript: June 13, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: June 13, 2012
Published: June 26, 2012

Citation
Wenbin Xu, Mingying Peng, Zhijun Ma, Guoping Dong, and Jianrong Qiu, "A new study on bismuth doped oxide glasses," Opt. Express 20, 15692-15702 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-20-14-15692


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