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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 9 — Apr. 23, 2012
  • pp: 10122–10127

Enhanced luminescence via energy transfer from Ag+ to RE ions (Dy3+, Sm3+, Tb3+) in glasses

JingJing Li, RongFei Wei, XueYun Liu, and Hai Guo  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 9, pp. 10122-10127 (2012)

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Oxyfluoride glasses containing Ag species and rare earth (RE) ions (Dy3+, Sm3+, Tb3+) were prepared by melt-quenching technique. The type of luminescent species of novel excitation band (230-300 nm peaked at 255 nm) and emission band (300-600 nm peaked at 350 nm) were investigated by absorption, excitation, emission spectra, as well as decay lifetime measurements and can be ascribed to isolated Ag+ ions. Owing to energy transfer from Ag+ to RE ions, significant enhancements of RE ions emission (76 times for Sm3+, 41 times for Dy3+) were observed for non-resonant UV excitation (255 nm). Our research may extend the understanding of interactions between RE ions and Ag species.

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(160.2540) Materials : Fluorescent and luminescent materials
(160.2750) Materials : Glass and other amorphous materials
(160.5690) Materials : Rare-earth-doped materials

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Original Manuscript: February 17, 2012
Revised Manuscript: April 1, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: April 9, 2012
Published: April 18, 2012

JingJing Li, RongFei Wei, XueYun Liu, and Hai Guo, "Enhanced luminescence via energy transfer from Ag+ to RE ions (Dy3+, Sm3+, Tb3+) in glasses," Opt. Express 20, 10122-10127 (2012)

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