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Samarium activated absorption and emission of zinc tellurite glass

Tanko, Y. A. and Sahar, M. R. and Ghoshal, S. K. (2016) Samarium activated absorption and emission of zinc tellurite glass. Jurnal Teknologi, 78 (3-2). pp. 149-152. ISSN 0127-9696

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Abstract

Enhanced absorption and emission cross-sections of rare earth doped binary glasses are highly demanding for various photonic applications. Determining the right glass compositions with appropriate rare earth dopants remain challenging. Different microscopic mechanisms responsible for optical enhancement and quenching are not fully understood. In this view, we prepare a series of glasses with composition (80-x)TeO2-20ZnO-(x)Sm2O3, where 0 ≤ × ≤ 1.5 mol% using melt quenching technique. X-ray diffraction (XRD), Photoluminescence (PL) and Ultraviolet Visible Near-Infrared (UV-Vis-NIR) spectroscopic measurements are carried out to inspect the samarium concentration dependent absorption and emission features of the prepared glasses. Physical properties such as glass density and molar volume are found to be in the range 5.57-5.61 g cm-3 and 25.84-26.15 cm3 mol-1, respectively. XRD pattern verifies the amorphous nature of the prepared samples. The UV-Vis-NIR absorption spectra reveal nine peaks centered at 470, 548, 947, 1085, 1238, 1385, 1492, 1550 and 1589 nm. These bands arise due to6H5/2→4|11/2,4G5/2,6F11/2,6F9/2,6F7/2,6F5/2,6F3/2,6H15/2, and6F1/2 transitions, respectively. PL spectra under the excitation of 452 nm display four emission bands centered at 563, 600, 644 and 705 nm corresponding to4G5/2→6H5/2,6H7/2,6H9/2 and6H11/2 transitions of samarium ions. The mechanism of photoluminescence enhancement is identified, analyzed, and understood. A correlation between samarium concentration and optical response is established. This composition may be useful for fabricating various optical devices.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Optical absorption, Photoluminescence, Samarium oxide, Tellurite glass
Subjects:Q Science > QC Physics
Divisions:Science
ID Code:74425
Deposited By: Widya Wahid
Deposited On:22 Nov 2017 20:07
Last Modified:22 Nov 2017 20:07

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