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  • Editor: Xi-Cheng Zhang
  • Vol. 39, Iss. 11 — Jun. 1, 2014
  • pp: 3181–3184

Ultraviolet-to-visible downconversion luminescence in solgel oxyfluoride glass ceramics containing Eu3+:GdF3 nanocrystals

Barbara Szpikowska-Sroka, Lidia Żur, Rozalia Czoik, Tomasz Goryczka, Maria Żądło, and Wojciech A. Pisarski  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 39, Issue 11, pp. 3181-3184 (2014)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.39.003181


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Abstract

GdF 3 nanocrystals doped with Eu 3 + ions in oxyfluoride glass ceramics were prepared by a solgel method. The structural properties were examined by x-ray diffraction measurements. The effects of gadolinium codoping on europium emission in the prepared solgel glasses and glass ceramics have been studied. The emission bands originating from the D 0 5 state of Eu 3 + ions are enhanced under excitation of Gd 3 + ions by 273 nm line. The electric dipole D 0 5 F 2 7 transitions were dominant in the samples before heat treatment, whereas magnetic dipole D 0 5 F 1 7 transitions had a higher probability in the samples after annealing. The luminescence lifetime for the D 0 5 level of Eu 3 + ions in the samples after excitation at 273 nm is long lived in comparison to excitation at 393 nm and increased to 190%. Energy transfer from Gd 3 + to Eu 3 + was observed.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics sensors
(060.2420) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fibers, polarization-maintaining
(140.3490) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, distributed-feedback
(060.3735) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber Bragg gratings

ToC Category:
Materials

History
Original Manuscript: February 7, 2014
Revised Manuscript: April 14, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: April 15, 2014
Published: May 23, 2014

Citation
Barbara Szpikowska-Sroka, Lidia Żur, Rozalia Czoik, Tomasz Goryczka, Maria Żądło, and Wojciech A. Pisarski, "Ultraviolet-to-visible downconversion luminescence in solgel oxyfluoride glass ceramics containing Eu3+:GdF3 nanocrystals," Opt. Lett. 39, 3181-3184 (2014)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-39-11-3181


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