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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 20 — Sep. 24, 2012
  • pp: 22569–22578

Broadband NIR luminescence from a new bismuth doped Ba2B5O9Cl crystal: evidence for the Bi0 model

Jiayu Zheng, Mingying Peng, Fengwen Kang, Renping Cao, Zhijun Ma, Guoping Dong, Jianrong Qiu, and Shanhui Xu  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 20, pp. 22569-22578 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.20.022569


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Abstract

A new type of bismuth doped Ba2B5O9Cl crystal is reported to exhibit broadband near infrared (NIR) photoluminescence at room temperature, which has been identified here originating from elementary bismuth atom. Rietveld refining, static and dynamic spectroscopic properties reveal two types of Bi0 centers in the doped compound due to the successful substitution for two different nine-coordinated barium lattice sites. These centers can be created only in a reducing condition, and when treated in air and N2/H2 flow in turn, they can be removed and restored reversely. As the dwelling time is prolonged in N2/H2 at high temperature, conversion from Bi2+ to Bi0, as reflected by changes of their relative emission intensities, is witnessed in the crystal of Ba2B5O9Cl:Bi. The lifetime of the NIR luminescence was observed in a magnitude of ~30 μs, rather different from bismuth doped either glasses or crystals reported previously.

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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: July 23, 2012
Revised Manuscript: September 12, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: September 13, 2012
Published: September 18, 2012

Citation
Jiayu Zheng, Mingying Peng, Fengwen Kang, Renping Cao, Zhijun Ma, Guoping Dong, Jianrong Qiu, and Shanhui Xu, "Broadband NIR luminescence from a new bismuth doped Ba2B5O9Cl crystal: evidence for the Bi0 model," Opt. Express 20, 22569-22578 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-20-20-22569


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