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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 7 — Apr. 8, 2013
  • pp: 8101–8115

On the analogy between photoluminescence and carrier-type reversal in Bi- and Pb-doped glasses

Mark A. Hughes, Russell M. Gwilliam, Kevin Homewood, Behrad Gholipour, Daniel W. Hewak, Tae-Hoon Lee, Stephen R. Elliott, Takenobu Suzuki, Yasutake Ohishi, Tomas Kohoutek, and Richard J. Curry  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 7, pp. 8101-8115 (2013)

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Reaction order in Bi-doped oxide glasses depends on the optical basicity of the glass host. Red and NIR photoluminescence (PL) bands result from Bi2+ and Bin clusters, respectively. Very similar centers are present in Bi- and Pb-doped oxide and chalcogenide glasses. Bi-implanted and Bi melt-doped chalcogenide glasses display new PL bands, indicating that new Bi centers are formed. Bi-related PL bands have been observed in glasses with very similar compositions to those in which carrier-type reversal has been observed, indicating that these phenomena are related to the same Bi centers, which we suggest are interstitial Bi2+ and Bi clusters.

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(160.2540) Materials : Fluorescent and luminescent materials
(160.6000) Materials : Semiconductor materials

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Original Manuscript: February 8, 2013
Revised Manuscript: March 2, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: March 10, 2013
Published: March 27, 2013

Mark A. Hughes, Russell M. Gwilliam, Kevin Homewood, Behrad Gholipour, Daniel W. Hewak, Tae-Hoon Lee, Stephen R. Elliott, Takenobu Suzuki, Yasutake Ohishi, Tomas Kohoutek, and Richard J. Curry, "On the analogy between photoluminescence and carrier-type reversal in Bi- and Pb-doped glasses," Opt. Express 21, 8101-8115 (2013)

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