Applied Physics B

, Volume 87, Issue 4, pp 717–722

Spectroscopic properties of neodymium doped high silica glass and aluminum codoping effects on the enhancement of fluorescence emission



Nd3+-codoped and Al3+-Nd3+-codoped high silica glasses have been prepared by sintering nanoporous glasses impregnated with Nd3+ and Al3+ ions. The Judd–Ofelt intensity parameters Ω2,4,6 of Nd3+-doped high silica glasses were obtained and used to analyze aluminum codoping effects. Fluorescence properties of Nd3+-doped high silica glasses strongly depend on the Al3+ concentration. While Nd3+ ion absorption and emission intensities of obviously increase when aluminum is added to Nd3+-doped high silica glasses, fluorescence lifetimes decrease and aluminum codoping has almost no influence on the radiative quantum efficiencies. This indicates that aluminum codoping is responsible for an anti-quenching effect through a local modification of rare-earth environments rather than through physical cluster dispersion.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Y. Qiao
    • 1
    • 2
  • N. Da
    • 1
  • D. Chen
    • 1
  • Q. Zhou
    • 1
  • J. Qiu
    • 1
    • 3
  • T. Akai
    • 4
  1. 1.Photo Craft Project, Shanghai Institute of Optics and Fine MechanicsChinese Academy of SciencesShanghaiP.R. China
  2. 2.Graduate School of the Chinese Academy of SciencesBeijingP.R. China
  3. 3.College of Materials Science and Chemical EngineeringZhejiang UniversityHangzhouP.R. China
  4. 4.National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology OsakaOsakaJapan

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