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Improved absorbance of holmium activated magnesium-zinc-sulfophosphate glass

Jupri, Siti Aishah and Ghoshal, Sib Krishna and Omar, Muhammad Firdaus and Sharma, Sunita (2017) Improved absorbance of holmium activated magnesium-zinc-sulfophosphate glass. Malaysian Journal of Fundamental and Applied Sciences, 13 (4). pp. 253-257. ISSN 2289-5981

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Official URL: https://dx.doi.org/10.11113/mjfas.v13n3.559

Abstract

Constant efforts are dedicated to overcome the limitations of phosphate based glass system, where sulfophosphate glasses (SPGs) played a key role. Rare earth ions (REIs) doped magnesium zinc SPG (MZSPG) systems are technologically prospective due to their several unique attributes. Construction of integrated light amplifier and solid state laser needs the maximum gain within small component dimensions. Thus, Ho3+ ions doped SPGs are believed to meet this demand. Ho3+ ions having sharp optical absorption peaks in the spectral range of 200–900 nm is useful for diversified applications. Conversely, SPGs comprising of oxides of sulphur, phosphorous and at least one other component with SO42- ions contents lower than PO43- with low melting temperature makes them a distinctive class of technologically potential disordered system. In this view, modification of Ho3+ ions absorbance inside SPGs network is challenging. To achieve this goal, following melt-quenching route we prepared a series of Ho3+-doped MZSPG system of composition (60-x)P2O5-(20)ZnSO4-(20)MgO–(x)Ho2O3,where x = 0.0, 0.5, 1.0, 1.5 2.0, and 2.5 mol%. The influence of Ho2O3 concentration on the density, refractive index, and optical absorption properties of the synthesized glass system is examined. The density and refractive index is found to increase with increasing Ho2O3 concentration. The absorption spectra obtained using Shimadzu UV-3101PC spectrometer revealed nine prominent peaks centered at 387, 418, 450, 484, 538, 642, 1148 and 1945 nm. The glass absorbance is enhanced with increasing Ho3+ contents. Optical band gap energy is found to range from 3.847 to 3.901 eV. TheUrbach energy reduced from 0.257 to 0.191 eV with increasing Ho3+ contents. In-depth investigations on the structural and optical properties of MZSPG system are underway to achieve the milestones set for photonic devices.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Holmium, absorption, band gap, Urbach energy
Subjects:Q Science > QC Physics
Divisions:Science
ID Code:80673
Deposited By: Fazli Masari
Deposited On:27 Jun 2019 14:15
Last Modified:27 Jun 2019 14:15

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