Germanium concentration effects on the visible emission properties of Er3+ in tellurite glasses

O. B. Silva, V. A.G. Rivera, Y. Ledemi, Y. Messaddeq, E. Marega

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The influence of different Germanium dioxide concentration on the structural, thermal, optical and spectroscopic properties of Er3+ doped tellurite glasses was carefully investigated. The glasses were prepared by melt-quenching technique. The samples were characterized by UV–visible–near-infrared spectroscopy, downshift emission spectroscopy, Raman spectroscopy, lifetime of green emission and up-conversion under near-infrared laser diode excitation at 975 nm. The Judd-Ofelt analysis was performed based on the absorption spectra of the glasses in order to obtain the Judd-Ofelt parameters (Ωλ), radiative transition rates, radiative lifetimes and quantum efficiency. The solubility of Er3+ into the host vitreous matrix, the enhancement in the luminescence intensity and improvement in the thermal stability (≥ 100 C) of the glasses was verified on introducing GeO2.

Original languageEnglish
Article number117808
JournalJournal of Luminescence
StatePublished - Apr 2021

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Funding Information:
This research was supported by the brazilian agencies Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico/Instituto Nacional de Óptica e Fotônica ( CNPq /INOF - processes 310925/2017-7 and 234608/2014-5), Centro de Pesquisa em Óptica e Fotônica (CePOF - Fapesp - process 13/07276-1), Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento Pessoal de Nvel Superior ( CAPES ) and by the Canada Excellence Research Chairs ( CERC ).

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  • Erbium
  • Germanate glass
  • Luminescent materials
  • Tellurite glass


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