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Glass and Ceramics

, Volume 73, Issue 5–6, pp 165–169 | Cite as

Effect of Nd3+ Concentration on the Spectral-Luminescence of Phosphate Glass

  • A. A. StepkoEmail author
  • V. I. Savinkov
  • D. M. Zhigunov
  • V. V. Kovgar
  • V. N. Sigaev
Article

Laser glass was synthesized using a phosphate base with different Nd3+ concentrations, whose composition ensures high glassmaking properties and the possibility of obtaining in small crucibles optically uniform glass. The basic spectral-luminescence characteristics of the obtained glasses are determined and it is shown that this matrix ensures long duration of luminescence and high quantum yield in a wider range of Nd3+ concentrations. Taking account of the good melting and pouring properties this matrix composition is helpful for development work on new laser materials with a modified luminescence band owing to activation by different rare-earth elements and modification of the matrix by highly polarizable cations.

Key words

laser phosphate glass Nd3+ ions luminescence quantum yield 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. A. Stepko
    • 1
    Email author
  • V. I. Savinkov
    • 2
  • D. M. Zhigunov
    • 3
  • V. V. Kovgar
    • 4
  • V. N. Sigaev
    • 1
  1. 1.D. I. Mendeleev Russian Chemical Technology University (RKhTU)MoscowRussia
  2. 2.P. D. Sarkisov International Laboratory of Glass-Based Functional MaterialsMoscowRussia
  3. 3.M. V. Lomonosov Moscow State University (MGU)MoscowRussia
  4. 4.Institute of Physics, National Academy of Sciences of BelarusMinskBelarus

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