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Site-resolved emission of Nd3+-doped oxyfluoride nano glass-ceramics
Author(s): Rolindes Balda; Giulio Gorni; José J. Velázquez; María J. Pascual; Alicia Durán; Joaquín Fernández
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Paper Abstract

Transparent oxyfluoride glass-ceramics obtained by the adequate heat treatment of Nd3+-doped glass with composition SiO2-Al2O3-Na2O-LaF3 are investigated. X-ray diffraction (XRD) and high resolution transmission electron microscopy (HR-TEM) show that the precipitated nanocrystals are LaF3 with a crystal size between 9-12 nm. Furthermore, energy dispersive X-ray (EDX) analysis shows the incorporation of Nd3+ ions into the LaF3 nanocrystals. Site-selective and time-resolved emission and excitation spectra of the 4F3/2 and 4F5/2 states, allows to unambiguously isolate the emission of Nd3+ ions in LaF3 nanocrystals which shows well defined spectra, similar to those obtained for pure LaF3 crystal.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 February 2018
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 10528, Optical Components and Materials XV, 1052806 (22 February 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2290228
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Rolindes Balda, Univ. del País Vasco (Spain)
CSIC-UPV/EHU (Spain)
Giulio Gorni, Instituto de Cerámica y Vidrio (Spain)
José J. Velázquez, Instituto de Cerámica y Vidrio (Spain)
María J. Pascual, Instituto de Cerámica y Vidrio (Spain)
Alicia Durán, Instituto de Cerámica y Vidrio (Spain)
Joaquín Fernández, Univ. del País Vasco (Spain)
CSIC-UPV/EHU (Spain)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10528:
Optical Components and Materials XV
Shibin Jiang; Michel J. F. Digonnet, Editor(s)

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