Luminescent properties of Ln3+ doped tellurite glasses containing AlF3

Michalina Walas, Agata Pastwa, Tomasz Lewandowski, Anna Synak, Ignacy Gryczyński, Wojciech Sadowski, Barbara Kościelska

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Abstract

The low-phonon energy tellurite glasses TeO2-BaO-Bi2O3 and TeO2-BaO-Bi2O3-AlF3 triply doped with Eu3+, Tb3+, Tm3+ ions in two different molar ratios were synthesized using melt-quenching technique. Their structure and luminescence properties were widely investigated by X-ray Diffraction (XRD), Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC), Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR) and Photoluminescence Spectroscopy (PL). The luminescence spectra of Eu3+, Tb3+, Tm3+ co-doped glasses show apart of the bands corresponding to the 4f-4f transitions of lanthanide ions also band corresponding to glass matrix. AlF3 doping increases emission intensity, although to improve overall emission color further studies on molar composition of samples and the molar ratio of the components should be carried out.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)70-75
Number of pages6
JournalOptical Materials
Volume59
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2016

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Keywords

  • Lanthanide ions
  • Luminescence
  • Telluride glasses

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Walas, M., Pastwa, A., Lewandowski, T., Synak, A., Gryczyński, I., Sadowski, W., & Kościelska, B. (2016). Luminescent properties of Ln3+ doped tellurite glasses containing AlF3. Optical Materials, 59, 70-75. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.optmat.2016.01.040