Enhanced luminescence in Er3+-doped chalcogenide glass-ceramics based on selenium

Mathieu Hubert, Laurent Calvez, Xiang Hua Zhang, Pierre Lucas

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Rare earth doped glass-ceramics transparent in the infrared region up to 16 μm have been prepared and studied. The enhancement of the emission of Er3+ ions at 1.54 μm with increasing crystallinity was demonstrated in a selenium-based glass-ceramic having a composition of 80GeSe2-20Ga2Se3 + 1000 ppm Er. The optical transmission, microstructure and luminescence properties of a base glass and glass-ceramics were investigated. Luminescence intensities up to 7 times greater were obtained in glass-ceramics in comparison to the base glass. These materials are promising candidates for the production of new laser sources in the mid-infrared region.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2527-2530
Number of pages4
JournalOptical Materials
Issue number12
StatePublished - Oct 2013


  • Chalcogenide glasses Glass-ceramics Rare-earth Luminescence

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Computer Science(all)
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Spectroscopy
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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