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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 8 — Apr. 9, 2012
  • pp: 8675–8680

Bandwidth broadening of near-infrared emission through nanocrystallization in Bi/Ni co-doped glass

Ke Zhang, Shifeng Zhou, Yixi Zhuang, Rong Yang, and Jianrong Qiu  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 8, pp. 8675-8680 (2012)

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We demonstrated an effective way to broaden the bandwidth of near-infrared (NIR) emission from Bi/Ni codoped 58SiO2-21ZnO-13Al2O3-5TiO2-3Ga2O3 glass through nanocrystallization. The nanocrystallized glass shows ultra-wide NIR luminescence with a full width at half maximum (FWHM) of 350 nm and long lifetime up to 476 µs. The observed broadband NIR emission, attributed to energy transfer suppression between Ni and Bi active centers, was realized by a separation process with Ni2+ ions selectively incorporated into nanocrystals. This bandwidth engineering through nanocrystallization inside glass suggests a promising approach for enhancement of glass functionality and construction of broadband light sources.

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(160.2750) Materials : Glass and other amorphous materials
(160.6990) Materials : Transition-metal-doped materials

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Original Manuscript: February 1, 2012
Revised Manuscript: March 12, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: March 12, 2012
Published: March 29, 2012

Ke Zhang, Shifeng Zhou, Yixi Zhuang, Rong Yang, and Jianrong Qiu, "Bandwidth broadening of near-infrared emission through nanocrystallization in Bi/Ni co-doped glass," Opt. Express 20, 8675-8680 (2012)

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