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Optical Materials Express

  • Editor: David J. Hagan
  • Vol. 3, Iss. 6 — Jun. 1, 2013
  • pp: 868–874

Site-selective excitation and emission of Eu3+-doped transparent glass ceramic containing Ca5(PO4)3F nanocrystals

S. N. Zhang, J. H. Huang, Y. J. Chen, X. H. Gong, Y. F. Lin, Z. D. Luo, and Y. D. Huang  »View Author Affiliations


Optical Materials Express, Vol. 3, Issue 6, pp. 868-874 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OME.3.000868


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Abstract

An Eu3+-doped transparent oxyfluoride glass ceramic containing Ca5(PO4)3F nanocrystals was prepared by melt quenching and subsequent thermal treatment. The transmittance of the glass ceramic with a thickness of 1.92 mm is up to 80.5% in the visible range at room temperature. Site-selective excitation and emission spectra indicate that Eu3+ ions in the Ca5(PO4)3F nanocrystals occupy two types of sites, A and B, with a same point symmetry Cs. As for Eu3+ ions at site A, the crystal field is more deformed and stronger. The crystal field may appear in the form of a ligand ion F- being replaced by O2- in accordance with the charge compensation scheme: Ca2+ + F-→Eu3+ + O2-. As for Eu3+ ions at site B, the possible charge compensation scheme is 3Ca2+→2Eu3+ + Vacancy. Furthermore, an energy transfer process from Eu3+ ions at site A to that at site B in the glass ceramic at low temperature was also discussed.

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OCIS Codes
(160.4760) Materials : Optical properties
(160.5690) Materials : Rare-earth-doped materials
(300.6280) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, fluorescence and luminescence

ToC Category:
Rare-Earth-Doped Materials

History
Original Manuscript: March 12, 2013
Revised Manuscript: May 8, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: May 13, 2013
Published: May 24, 2013

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Optical Ceramics (2013) Optical Materials Express

Citation
S. N. Zhang, J. H. Huang, Y. J. Chen, X. H. Gong, Y. F. Lin, Z. D. Luo, and Y. D. Huang, "Site-selective excitation and emission of Eu3+-doped transparent glass ceramic containing Ca5(PO4)3F nanocrystals," Opt. Mater. Express 3, 868-874 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ome/abstract.cfm?URI=ome-3-6-868


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