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Enhanced 1.06 mu m emission in Nd3+- doped lead-tellurite glasses doped with silver nanoparticles

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Dousti, Mohammad Reza ; Amjad, Raja Junaid
Total Authors: 2
Document type: Journal article
Source: JOURNAL OF NANOPHOTONICS; v. 10, n. 4 OCT 2016.
Web of Science Citations: 2

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 mu m 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. (C) 2016 Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE). (AU)

FAPESP's process: 15/08434-5 - Fluoroindate and tellurite glasses doped with rare earth ions and metallic nanoparticles for enhanced solar cell efficiency by sunlight down-shifting and upconversion
Grantee:Andrea Simone Stucchi de Camargo Alvarez Bernardez
Support type: Research Grants - Visiting Researcher Grant - International