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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 34, Iss. 8 — Apr. 15, 2009
  • pp: 1219–1221

Superbroadband near-IR nano-optical source based on bismuth-doped high-silica nanocrystalline zeolites

Hong-Tao Sun, Yuji Miwa, Fumiaki Shimaoka, Minoru Fujii, Akinobu Hosokawa, Minoru Mizuhata, Shinji Hayashi, and Shigehito Deki  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 34, Issue 8, pp. 1219-1221 (2009)

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We have shown that efficient superbroadband near-IR luminescence can be realized in bismuth-doped high-silica nanocrystalline zeolites. The emission band covered the range of 930–1620 nm, with a maximum peak at 1146.3 nm , an FWHM of 152 nm , and a lifetime of over 300 μ s under the excitation of a 488 nm laser line. The observed luminescence was attributed to subvalent Bi ( Bi + ) ions formed in the annealed zeolites. These Bi-doped nanozeolites may find applications as superbroadband near-IR nano-optical sources.

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OCIS Codes
(160.4670) Materials : Optical materials
(160.4760) Materials : Optical properties
(300.2140) Spectroscopy : Emission

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Original Manuscript: January 22, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: February 10, 2009
Published: April 8, 2009

Hong-Tao Sun, Yuji Miwa, Fumiaki Shimaoka, Minoru Fujii, Akinobu Hosokawa, Minoru Mizuhata, Shinji Hayashi, and Shigehito Deki, "Superbroadband near-IR nano-optical source based on bismuth-doped high-silica nanocrystalline zeolites," Opt. Lett. 34, 1219-1221 (2009)

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