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Journal of Nanophotonics

Enhanced 1.06 μm emission in Nd3+-doped lead-tellurite glasses doped with silver nanoparticles
Author(s): Mohammad Reza Dousti; Raja Junaid Amjad
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Paper Abstract

Increasing the emission cross section of rare earth (RE) ions-doped transparent oxide glasses is a challenging issue. The incorporation of the metal nanoparticles (NPs) has been proposed as a promising approach to improve the emission properties, though the mechanism behind such a phenomenon is a controversial topic. Tellurite glass doped with Nd3+ ions and silver NPs is prepared and the optical absorption and emission properties are studied. The surface plasmon band of the silver NPs is observed at around 522 nm. Absorption and excitation bands of the Nd3+ ions are detected in the visible spectral region and associated to the transitions from ground state to various excited states. Threefold enhancement in the 1.06  μm luminescence of Nd3+ ions is observed under 800-nm laser excitation by incorporation of AgNO3 up to 1 mol. %. Probable energy transfer and local field enhancements are discussed to explain the possible interactions between metal and RE ions.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 November 2016
PDF: 9 pages
J. Nanophoton. 10(4) 046010 doi: 10.1117/1.JNP.10.046010
Published in: Journal of Nanophotonics Volume 10, Issue 4
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Mohammad Reza Dousti, Univ. Federal de Alagoas (Brazil)
Islamic Azad Univ. (Iran, Islamic Republic of)
Raja Junaid Amjad, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology (Pakistan)
Univ. de São Paulo (Brazil)

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