Erbium-doped borosilicate glasses containing various amounts of P2O5 and Al2O3: influence of the silica content on the structure and thermal, physical, optical and luminescence properties

Kevin Bourhis, Jonathan Massera, Laeticia Petit, Joona Koponen, Alexandre Fargues, Thierry Cardinal, Mikko Hupa, Leena Hupa, Marc Dussauze, Vincent Rodriguez, Monica Ferraris

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The influence of the silica content on several properties of Er-doped borosilicate glasses in the presence of various amounts of P2O5 and Al2O3 has been investigated. The introduction of P2O5 and/or Al2O3 are responsible for structural modifications in the glass network through a charge-compensation mechanism related to the formation of negatively-charged PO4 and AlO4 groups or through the formation of AlPO4-like structural units. In this paper, we show that an increase in the SiO2 content leads to a silicate-rich environment around the Er3+ site, resulting in an increased dependence of the Er3+ ions optical and luminescence properties on the P2O5 and/or Al2O3 concentration. The highest emission intensity at 1.5 μm was achieved for the glass with an equal proportion of P and Al in the glass system with 60 mol% of SiO2.
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Pages (from-to)47–54
JournalMaterials Research Bulletin
Publication statusPublished - 2015
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

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