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Upconversion luminescence in bismuth-germanate oxide glasses co-doped with lanthanide ions
Author(s): Tomasz Ragin; Marcin Kochanowicz; Jacek Zmojda; Piotr Miluski; Piotr Jelen; Maciej Sitarz; Dominik Dorosz
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Paper Abstract

In this article, bismuth-germanate oxide glasses doped and co-doped with rare earth ions have been synthesized. Fabricated glass is characterized by good thermal stability (ΔT = 127°C) which are necessary for further forming them into photonic waveguides and low phonon-energy (ħω = 724 cm-1), much important in upconversion processes. Besides, presented glasses have a low absorption coefficient (<0.5 cm-1) in examined visible wavelength range. Upconversion luminescence spectra under 980 nm laser diode excitation have been observed in glasses doped with Er3+ and co-doped with Er3+/Eu3+, Er3+/Ho3+, Er3+/Pr3+ and Er3+/Nd3+ ions. According to emission parameters analysis, higher luminescence intensity in co-doped samples resulting from energy transfer phenomenon between active ions was observed. This demonstrates that bismuth-germanate oxide glass co-doped with proper rare earth elements system is an attractive material for applications working in visible range.

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Date Published: 10 February 2017
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 10325, Optical Fibers and Their Applications 2017, 1032505 (10 February 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2270202
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Tomasz Ragin, Bialystok Univ. of Technology (Poland)
Marcin Kochanowicz, Bialystok Univ. of Technology (Poland)
Jacek Zmojda, Bialystok Univ. of Technology (Poland)
Piotr Miluski, Bialystok Univ. of Technology (Poland)
Piotr Jelen, AGH Univ. of Science and Technology (Poland)
Maciej Sitarz, AGH Univ. of Science and Technology (Poland)
Dominik Dorosz, AGH Univ. of Science and Technology (Poland)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10325:
Optical Fibers and Their Applications 2017
Jan Dorosz; Ryszard S. Romaniuk, Editor(s)

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