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Studies on optical absorption and photoluminescenceproperties of Pr3+ and Nd3+ doped mixed alkali chloroborate glasses

Venkateswarlu, C and Kumar, Hemantha N and Seshadri, MR and Ratnakaram, YC and Koteswara, Rao KSR and Rao, JL (2010) Studies on optical absorption and photoluminescenceproperties of Pr3+ and Nd3+ doped mixed alkali chloroborate glasses. In: Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 502 (1). pp. 97-106.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jallcom.2010.03.139

Abstract

This article presents the optical absorption and emission properties of Pr3+ and Nd3+ doped two different mixed alkali chloroborate glass matrices of the type 70B(2)O(3)center dot xLiCl center dot(30 - x)NaCl and 70B(2)O(3)center dot xLiCl center dot(30 - x)KCl (x = 5, 10, 15.20 and 25). The variation of Judd-Ofelt parameters (Omega(2), Omega(4) and Omega(6)), total radiative transition probabilities (A(T)), radiative lifetimes (tau(R)) and emission cross-sections (sigma(p)) with the variation of alkali contents in the glass matrix have been discussed in detail. The changes in the peak wavelengths of the hypersensitive transition and intensity parameters with x are correlated to the structural changes in the host matrix. The estimated radiative lifetimes of certain excited states of Pr3+ and Nd3+ in these two glass matrices are reported. Peak stimulated emission cross-sections (sigma(p)) are reported for the observed emission transitions of Pr3+ and Nd3+ ions. Branching ratios (beta) of the observed emission transitions obtained from the Judd-Ofelt theory are compared with the values obtained from the emission spectra. (C) 2010 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Elsevier Science.
Keywords: Borate glass;Absorption;Photoluminescence;Cross-section.
Department/Centre: Division of Physical & Mathematical Sciences > Physics
Date Deposited: 09 Aug 2010 09:02
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 06:13
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/31212

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