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Influence of the P2O5/Al2O3 co-doping on the local environment of erbium ions and on the 1.5 μm quantum efficiency of Er3+-borosilicate glasses

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)926-931
Number of pages6
JournalOptical Materials
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2014
Publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


In this paper, the absorption properties of Er3+-doped borosilicate glasses with various P2O5 and Al 2O3 content are measured for different silica concentrations. The Judd-Ofelt parameters (Ω2, Ω4 and Ω6) have been calculated in order to investigate the local environment of the rare-earth cations. The compositional changes of Ω2 and Ω6 are attributed to changes in the bonding between Er3+ and surrounding ligand groups due to structural modifications occurring with the introduction of P2O 5 and Al2O3. The luminescence quantum efficiency of the 4I13/24I 15/2 transition slightly increases with the addition of P 2O5 whereas it decreases with the progressive replacement of P2O5 by Al2O3. We noticed that it also increases when the silica content is higher.


  • Er doped borosilicate glasses, Judd-Ofelt parameters, Lifetime, Luminescence quantum efficiency