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  • Vol. 36, Iss. 16 — Aug. 15, 2011
  • pp: 3091–3093

Sm 3 + photoreduction in BaCl 2 nanophases precipitated fluoroaluminate glasses under femtosecond laser irradiation

Qing Jiao, Zhiguo Song, Zhengwen Yang, Xue Yu, and Jianbei Qiu  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 36, Issue 16, pp. 3091-3093 (2011)

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Photoreduction of samarium-doped BaCl 2 -modified aluminofluoride glass by femtosecond laser irradiation and x-ray irradiation were investigated. Photoluminescence of samarium ions indicated that photoreduction of Sm 3 + Sm 2 + efficiently occurred in glass samples containing more than 5 mol . % BaCl 2 after femtosecond laser irradiation, while dramatic change was not observed by x-ray irradiation. Transmission electron microscope results revealed that BaCl 2 nanophases only precipitated from glass matrix with a high BaCl 2 content by focusing femtosecond laser irradiation. Samarium ions were selectively incorporated into the precipitated nanophases, resulting in the enhancement of Sm 3 + photoreduction under lower laser power.

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OCIS Codes
(160.5690) Materials : Rare-earth-doped materials
(210.4810) Optical data storage : Optical storage-recording materials
(260.5130) Physical optics : Photochemistry

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Original Manuscript: November 22, 2010
Revised Manuscript: June 13, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: July 11, 2011
Published: August 8, 2011

Qing Jiao, Zhiguo Song, Zhengwen Yang, Xue Yu, and Jianbei Qiu, "Sm3+ photoreduction in BaCl2 nanophases precipitated fluoroaluminate glasses under femtosecond laser irradiation," Opt. Lett. 36, 3091-3093 (2011)

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