Study of Er3+ fluorescence on tellurite glasses containing Ag nanoparticles

Victor Anthony Garcia Rivera, D. Manzani, Y. Messaddeq, L. A.O. Nunes, E. Marega

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Abstract

Optical characteristics of tellurite glasses containing silver nanoparticles (NPs) and the influence on the emission spectrum of Er 3+ ions were studied. The transitions 4f ↔ 4f from erbium ions, mainly the 4I13/24I15/2 transition that involve upconversion energy process, have a strongly dependence with the chemical structure of the rare earth ion. In the present work, silver nanparticles (NPs) embedded in the host vitreous material, show a significant enhance (or quenching) on the erbium fluorescence due the long-range electromagnetic interaction between the plasmon surface energy of the Ag NPs (Localized Surface Plasmon Resonance -LSPR) and the Er3+ ions.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012123
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Volume274
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes

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