Localized surface plasmon resonance interaction with Er3+-doped tellurite glass

V. A.G. Rivera, S. P.A. Osorio, Y. Ledemi, D. Manzani, Y. Messaddeq, L. A.O. Nunes, E. Marega

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We show the annealing effect on silver and Erbium- doped tellurite glasses in the formation of nanoparticles (NPs) of silver, produced by the reduction of silver (Ag+→Ag0), aiming to an fluorescence enhancement. The absorption spectra show typical Localized Surface Plasmon Resonance (LSPR) band of Ag0 NP in addition to the distinctive absorption peaks of Er3+ ions. Both observations demonstrate that the photoluminescence enhancement is due to the coupling of dipoles formed by NPs with the Er3+ 4I13/24I 15/2 transition. This plasmon energy transfer to the Er3+ ions was observed in the fluorescence spectrum with a blue-shift of the peaks.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)25321-25328
Number of pages8
JournalOptics Express
Issue number24
StatePublished - 22 Nov 2010
Externally publishedYes


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