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Optical Materials Express

  • Editor: David J. Hagan
  • Vol. 3, Iss. 6 — Jun. 1, 2013
  • pp: 884–892

Spectroscopic characterization of erbium doped glass ceramic

Indumathi Kamma, Monday Mbila, Karen E. Steege Gall, and B. Rami Reddy  »View Author Affiliations

Optical Materials Express, Vol. 3, Issue 6, pp. 884-892 (2013)

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Erbium doped oxyfluoride glass was synthesized from the molar composition 10.1% Na2CO3 −20.2% PbO −33.7% GeO2 −33.6% TeO2 −2.4% ErF3 by melt quenching technique. The Judd-Ofelt intensity parameters were estimated as Ω2 = 10.8 × 10−20, Ω4 = 1.17 × 10−20, and Ω6 = 4.32 × 10−20 cm2. Radiative transition probabilities and lifetimes were also calculated. Differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) was used for thermal analysis of the sample. Nanocrystals were induced in the glass by heat-treatment. Strong room temperature upconversion emissions were observed at 415, 540, 554 and 667 nm from Er3+ doped sample under 972 nm Ti-sapphire laser excitation. X-ray diffraction (XRD) measurements revealed the presence of NaErF4 crystallites 35 nm in the glassy matrix. The concentration of nanocrystals is found to be low in the middle of the sample and higher close to the surface. Time correlated single photon counting (TCSPC) was used to measure Er3+ lifetimes.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3380) Lasers and laser optics : Laser materials
(160.4670) Materials : Optical materials
(300.6280) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, fluorescence and luminescence
(300.6410) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, multiphoton
(160.4236) Materials : Nanomaterials

ToC Category:
Rare-Earth-Doped Materials

Original Manuscript: March 18, 2013
Revised Manuscript: May 17, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: May 29, 2013
Published: May 30, 2013

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Indumathi Kamma, Monday Mbila, Karen E. Steege Gall, and B. Rami Reddy, "Spectroscopic characterization of erbium doped glass ceramic," Opt. Mater. Express 3, 884-892 (2013)

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