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Title: Structure and luminescence properties of transparent germanate glassceramics co-doped with Ni2+/Er3+ for near-infrared optical fiber application
Authors: Leśniak, Magdalena
Kochanowicz, Marcin
Baranowska, Agata
Golonko, Piotr
Kuwik, Marta
Zmojda, Jacek
Miluski, Piotr
Dorosz, Jan
Pisarski, Wojciech A.
Pisarska, Joanna
Keywords: glass-ceramics; Ni2+/Er3+; luminescence; ZnGa2O4; structure; microstructure
Issue Date: 2021
Citation: "Nanomaterials" (2021), iss. 8, art. no. 2115, s. 1-15
Abstract: An investigation of the structural and luminescent properties of the transparent germanate glass-ceramics co-doped with Ni2+/Er3+ for near-infrared optical fiber applications was presented. Modification of germanate glasses with 10–20 ZnO (mol.%) was focused to propose the additional heat treatment process controlled at 650 C to obtain transparent glass-ceramics. The formation of 11 nm ZnGa2O4 nanocrystals was confirmed by the X-ray diffraction (XRD) method. It followed the glass network changes analyzed in detail (MIR—Mid Infrared spectroscopy) with an increasing heating time of precursor glass. The broadband 1000–1650 nm luminescence ( exc = 808 nm) was obtained as a result of Ni2+: 3T2(3F) ! 3A2(3F) octahedral Ni2+ ions and Er3+: 4I13/2 ! 4I15/2 radiative transitions and energy transfer from Ni2+ to Er3+ with the efficiency of 19%. Elaborated glass–nanocrystalline material is a very promising candidate for use as a core of broadband luminescence optical fibers.
DOI: 10.3390/nano11082115
ISSN: 2079-4991
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