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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 22, Iss. 13 — Jun. 30, 2014
  • pp: 15924–15931

Origin of structural relaxation dependent spectroscopic features of bismuth-activated glasses

Qiangbing Guo, Binbin Zheng, Shifeng Zhou, Beibei Xu, Yanqing Qiu, Yongze Yu, and Jianrong Qiu  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 22, Issue 13, pp. 15924-15931 (2014)

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For the first time, we studied the effect of structural relaxation on the NIR spectroscopic properties of bismuth-activated germanium glasses below glass transition temperature. Interestingly, distinct change behavior of NIR luminescence is observed at two different heat-treatment temperature ranges corresponding to two different relaxation behavior of glass structure. Besides, when structural modified by partly substituting B2O3 for GeO2, a narrower and more thermal sensitive luminescence is observed, which is inexplicable by “inhomogeneous broadening” and we tentatively attribute it to a defect-involved reason. Fundamentally the results here not only provide us a deeper insight into the optical property of bismuth-activated materials but also increase our understanding of the glassy state, and practically it delivers some valuable guidance in designing bismuth-activated glasses with superior NIR optical properties.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2280) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber design and fabrication
(160.2540) Materials : Fluorescent and luminescent materials
(160.4670) Materials : Optical materials
(160.4760) Materials : Optical properties

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Original Manuscript: April 25, 2014
Revised Manuscript: June 12, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: June 12, 2014
Published: June 20, 2014

Qiangbing Guo, Binbin Zheng, Shifeng Zhou, Beibei Xu, Yanqing Qiu, Yongze Yu, and Jianrong Qiu, "Origin of structural relaxation dependent spectroscopic features of bismuth-activated glasses," Opt. Express 22, 15924-15931 (2014)

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