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Optical Materials Express

  • Editor: David J. Hagan
  • Vol. 3, Iss. 6 — Jun. 1, 2013
  • pp: 729–738

Incorporation of luminescent CdSe/ZnS core-shell quantum dots and PbS quantum dots into solution-derived chalcogenide glass films

Spencer Novak, Luca Scarpantonio, Jacklyn Novak, Marta Dai Prè, Alessandro Martucci, Jonathan D. Musgraves, Nathan D. McClenaghan, and Kathleen Richardson  »View Author Affiliations

Optical Materials Express, Vol. 3, Issue 6, pp. 729-738 (2013)

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CdSe/ZnS core-shell quantum dots (CSQDs) and PbS quantum dots (QDs) were synthesized using a colloidal method and incorporated into Ge23Sb7S70 glass films via a solution-derived approach to film formation. Photoluminescence (PL) from the QDs inside the glass matrix was observed in the visible (CdSe/ZnS) and near-IR (PbS) regions. Properties of the QDs were found to be environment dependent, with the amine solvent partially quenching the luminescence. The PL lifetime of the CdSe/ZnS CSQDs and PbS QDs in the glass film was decreased to varying degrees from that of the QDs in pure chloroform. Monitoring the steady-state PL intensity and luminescence lifetime of PbS doped films showed that appropriate heat treatment of the deposited film increases the luminescence efficiency by removing residual solvent from the glass matrix.

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OCIS Codes
(160.2540) Materials : Fluorescent and luminescent materials
(160.2750) Materials : Glass and other amorphous materials
(310.6860) Thin films : Thin films, optical properties
(160.4236) Materials : Nanomaterials

ToC Category:
Fluorescent and Luminescent Materials

Original Manuscript: February 19, 2013
Revised Manuscript: April 29, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: April 30, 2013
Published: May 6, 2013

Spencer Novak, Luca Scarpantonio, Jacklyn Novak, Marta Dai Prè, Alessandro Martucci, Jonathan D. Musgraves, Nathan D. McClenaghan, and Kathleen Richardson, "Incorporation of luminescent CdSe/ZnS core-shell quantum dots and PbS quantum dots into solution-derived chalcogenide glass films," Opt. Mater. Express 3, 729-738 (2013)

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