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Optical Materials Express

  • Editor: David J. Hagan
  • Vol. 1, Iss. 7 — Nov. 1, 2011
  • pp: 1202–1209

Single-crystal erbium chloride silicate nanowires as a Si-compatible light emission material in communication wavelength

Anlian Pan, Leijun Yin, Zhicheng Liu, Minghua Sun, Ruibin Liu, Patricia L. Nichols, Yanguo Wang, and C. Z. Ning  »View Author Affiliations

Optical Materials Express, Vol. 1, Issue 7, pp. 1202-1209 (2011)

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We report on the first synthesis and structural characterizations of a new Erbium (Er) compound, the erbium chloride silicate (ECS, Er3Cl(SiO4)2) single crystal in a Si-ECS core-shell nanowire form. The Er-concentration in ECS at 1.6x1022 cm−3 is three orders of magnitude higher than that of the Er-doped materials. Photoluminescence spectra at both low and room temperatures exhibit well separated sharp emission lines in the near infrared region. The new single-crystal erbium-compound nanowires provide a unique Si-compatible material for high-gain light emission in communication wavelength and for many other photonic applications.

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(160.5690) Materials : Rare-earth-doped materials
(160.4236) Materials : Nanomaterials

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Original Manuscript: August 30, 2011
Revised Manuscript: October 4, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: October 7, 2011
Published: October 11, 2011

Anlian Pan, Leijun Yin, Zhicheng Liu, Minghua Sun, Ruibin Liu, Patricia L. Nichols, Yanguo Wang, and C. Z. Ning, "Single-crystal erbium chloride silicate nanowires as a Si-compatible light emission material in communication wavelength," Opt. Mater. Express 1, 1202-1209 (2011)

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