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Optical Materials Express

  • Editor: David J. Hagan
  • Vol. 3, Iss. 11 — Nov. 1, 2013
  • pp: 1931–1943

Broadband fluorescence emission of Eu3+ doped germanotellurite glasses for fiber-based irradiation light sources

F. Wang, L. F. Shen, B. J. Chen, E. Y. B. Pun, and H. Lin  »View Author Affiliations


Optical Materials Express, Vol. 3, Issue 11, pp. 1931-1943 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OME.3.001931


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Abstract

Eu3+ doped fiber-based germanotellurite (NZPGT) glasses with medium-low maximum phonon energy of 782 cm−1 have been fabricated and characterized. Judd-Ofelt intensity parameters Ω2 (6.25 × 10−20 cm2) and Ω4 (1.77 × 10−20 cm2) indicate a high asymmetrical and covalent environment around Eu3+ in the optical glasses. The spontaneous emission probability of the dominant transition 5D07F2 peaking at 612.5 nm and the corresponding maximum stimulated emission cross-section were derived to be 445.7 s−1 and 2.05 × 10−21 cm2, respectively, confirming the effectiveness of the red fluorescence emission. The quantum yield was derived to be 12% under 391 nm LED excitation, and approximately 88% photons have been demonstrated in wavelength range of 600−720 nm, indicating that Eu3+ doped NZPGT glasses under proper excitation conditions are promising optical materials for fiber-based irradiation light sources that are competent to activate diverse photodynamic therapy photosensitizers.

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OCIS Codes
(160.2290) Materials : Fiber materials
(160.2540) Materials : Fluorescent and luminescent materials
(160.2750) Materials : Glass and other amorphous materials
(160.5690) Materials : Rare-earth-doped materials

ToC Category:
Rare-Earth-Doped Materials

History
Original Manuscript: August 30, 2013
Revised Manuscript: October 11, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: October 15, 2013
Published: October 23, 2013

Citation
F. Wang, L. F. Shen, B. J. Chen, E. Y. B. Pun, and H. Lin, "Broadband fluorescence emission of Eu3+ doped germanotellurite glasses for fiber-based irradiation light sources," Opt. Mater. Express 3, 1931-1943 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ome/abstract.cfm?URI=ome-3-11-1931


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