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Niobium oxide influence on the structural properties and NIR luminescence of Era(3+)/Yb3+ co-doped and single-doped 1-xSiO(2)-xNb(2)O(5) nanocomposites prepared by an alternative sol-gel route

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Autor(es):
Caixeta, Fabio Jose ; Aquino, Felipe Thomaz ; Pereira, Rafael Ramiro ; Goncalves, Rogeria Rocha
Número total de Autores: 4
Tipo de documento: Artigo Científico
Fonte: Journal of Luminescence; v. 180, p. 355-363, DEC 2016.
Citações Web of Science: 4
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We have investigated how the Nb content influences the structural and luminescence properties of Er3+/Yb3+ co-doped SiO2-Nb2O5 nanocomposites prepared by an alternative sol-gel process at different Si/Nb molar ratios of 90:10 up to 20:80. X-ray diffraction (XRD), Transmission electron microscopy (TEM), Diffuse reflectance spectroscopy (DRS), Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), and Photoluminescence spectroscopy (PL) provided a detailed structural and spectroscopic analysis of the composites. Formation of the Nb2O5 crystalline phases depended on the Si/Nb ratio. Nanocomposites with 20 up to 40 and 80 mol% of Nb contained the T crystalline phase, whereas nanocomposites with 50 mol% of Nb presented both the T and M crystalline phases. The average crystallite size increased from 5.9 nm to 33.8 nm as the niobium content, as revealed by XRD. The lambda(cutoff) increased with the Nb content, and the band gap energy ranged from 4.27 eV to 3.54 eV. Full elimination of OH groups was suitable for the highest Nb concentrations, which influenced the luminescence properties. Efficient Yb3+ -> Er3+ energy transfer occurred under 977-nm excitation, leading to broad and intense 1.5-mu m emission for Nb30 and Nb40, with FWHM of 67 nm and 69 nm, respectively. Under 520-nm and host excitations, Er3+ and Yb3+ emissions at 1.0 mu m took place. The different Nb2O5 crystalline phases influenced the energy transfer processes between Er3+ and Yb3+ ions, which affected the relative intensity of the 1.0/1.5-mu m emissions. Tuning of this relative intensity is possible depending on the Nb content, which paves the way for the application of these nanocomposites as optical amplifiers at 1.5 mu m, solid-state lasers and energy converters. The Er3+/Yb3+ co-doped nanocomposites with 30 and 40 mol% of Nb amount displayed the most promising luminescence properties for photonic applications. (C) 2016 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved. (AU)

Processo FAPESP: 04/10716-4 - Preparação e caracterização espectroscópica de guias de luz planares e sensores químicos ópticos preparados via sol-gel
Beneficiário:Rogéria Rocha Gonçalves
Linha de fomento: Auxílio à Pesquisa - Apoio a Jovens Pesquisadores