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Elaborations on surface structural effects and optical waveguide properties of gadolinium oxide (Gd2O3) and gadolinium oxide europium doped (Gd2O3:Eu3+) sol-gel films
Author(s): Quianna S. Johnson; Matthew Edwards; Josh Herring; Michael Curley
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Paper Abstract

In this research, the authors give an analysis of surface structural morphology and optical waveguide properties of gadolinium oxide (Gd2O3) and gadolinium oxide europium doped (Gd2O3:Eu3+) films as prepared via the sol-gel and dip coating methods under atmospheric and clean room conditions. After describing sol-gel preparation routines, the authors further give observations of homogeneous surface morphological as characterized with scanning electron microscope (SEM) techniques. In addition, FTIR measurements of the Gd2O3 and Gd2O3:Eu3+ films and sol gels were made to monitor the decomposition and oxidation reactions that occur during processing. The samples' structural and resulting optical properties were studied and compared according to film thickness and surface morphological features.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 September 2014
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 9200, Photonic Fiber and Crystal Devices: Advances in Materials and Innovations in Device Applications VIII, 920003 (5 September 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2061452
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Quianna S. Johnson, Alabama A&M Univ. (United States)
Matthew Edwards, Alabama A&M Univ. (United States)
Josh Herring, Alabama A&M Univ. (United States)
Michael Curley, Alabama A&M Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9200:
Photonic Fiber and Crystal Devices: Advances in Materials and Innovations in Device Applications VIII
Shizhuo Yin; Ruyan Guo, Editor(s)

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