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Structural and morphological characterization of Y1-xNdxAl3(BO3)4 micron-sized crystals powders obtained by the urea precipitation method and its random laser properties

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Hilario, Eloisa G. [1] ; Pugina, Roberta S. [1] ; da Silva-Neto, Manoel L. [2] ; Maia, Lauro June Q. [3] ; Caiut, Jose Mauricio A. [1] ; Gomes, Anderson S. L. [2]
Total Authors: 6
[1] Univ Sao Paulo, Fac Filosofia Ciencias & Letras Ribeirao Preto, Dept Quim, Grp NanoLum, BR-14040901 Ribeirao Preto, SP - Brazil
[2] Univ Fed Pernambuco, Dept Fis, Av Prof Moraes Rego 1235, Cidade Univ, BR-50670901 Recife, PE - Brazil
[3] Univ Fed Goias, Inst Fis, Grp Fis Mat, BR-74001970 Goiania, Go - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 3
Document type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Luminescence; v. 243, MAR 2022.
Web of Science Citations: 0

The search for efficient photonic materials for laser action has grown since 1960, after the invention of the ruby laser. Among the elements that exhibit stimulated emission, Nd3+ has received great attention for use in conventional or random lasers. Several host matrices have been developed for lanthanides ions, and aluminum borates (as YAl3(BO3)4, YAB) have proven to be excellent laser hosts due to their physicochemical properties. YAB can be synthesized by various routes, including flux methods, the Pechini method, and the sol-gel methodology. We report a new synthesis route to prepare Y1-xNdxAl3(BO3)4 micron-sized crystals, x = 0.1, 0.2, 0.4, 0.6, or 0.8, on the basis of the urea precipitation method. Structural characterization confirmed that all the particulate samples have trigonal symmetry with hexagonal space group. Powder X-Ray Diffraction (PXRD), High-Resolution Transmission Electron Microscopy (HRTEM), and Selected Area Electron Diffraction (SAED) showed that the particles are well crystallized. Photoluminescence studies revealed that Nd3+ replaces Y3+ in the YAB host matrix. Stimulated emission leading to random lasing in the Nd3+:YAB powder is demonstrated, which also opens the possibilities of its use as efficient materials for superluminescent sources. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 19/18828-1 - Nano and/or sub-micrometric particulated materials based on lanthanide ions with potential photonic applications
Grantee:José Maurício Almeida Caiut
Support type: Regular Research Grants
Grantee:José Maurício Almeida Caiut
Support type: Regular Research Grants