[show abstract][hide abstract] ABSTRACT: Any queries or remarks that have arisen during the processing of your manuscript are listed below and highlighted by flags in the proof. Click on the Q link to go to the location in the proof. Location in article Query / Remark: click on the Q link to go Please insert your reply or correction at the corresponding line in the proof Q1 Please confirm that given names and surnames have been identified correctly and are presented in the desired order. Q2 Corresponding author has not been indicated in the author group. Kindly provide the corresponding author's footnote. Q3 Please check the keywords that have been added here from the transmittal form and correct if necessary. Q4 Please check the edits made in the display equation given below and correct if necessary. Q5 Please check the edits made in the sentence "The radiative parameters thus..." and correct if necessary. Q6 Please provide a definition for the significance of asterisk in Table 4. Abstract Lead Q2 tungsten Q3 tellurite (LTT) glasses doped with Pr 3 þ (0.01, 0.1, 0.5, 1.0 and 1.5 mol%) ions were prepared by the conventional melt quenching technique. The glasses were characterized by X-ray diffraction, optical absorption and photoluminescence spectra. The glassy nature of LTT host glass has been confirmed through XRD measurements. From the measured intensities of various absorption bands of these glasses, the three phenomenological Judd–Ofelt (J–O) intensity parameters (Ω 2 , Ω 4 and Ω 6) have been evaluated by using the standard as well as modified J–O theory. The J–O parameters measured from the modified J–O theory were used to characterize the absorption and luminescence spectra of these glasses. From this theory, various radiative properties like radiative transition probability (A R), total transition probability (A T), branching ratio (β R) and radiative lifetime (τ R) have been evaluated for the fluorescent levels of Pr 3 þ in these glasses. The emission spectra show five emission bands in visible region for which the effective band widths (Δλ P) and emission cross-sections (s se) have been evaluated. Among all the five emission transitions, a transition 3 P 0 -3 F 2 is more intense and falls in red region. The visible emission spectra, stimulated emission cross-sections and branching ratios observed for all these glasses suggest the feasibility of using these glasses as lasers in red region. The CIE chromaticity co-ordinates were also evaluated from the emission spectra to understand the suitability of these materials for red emission. From the absorption, emission and CIE chromaticity measurements, it was found that 1 mol% of Pr 3 þ ion concentration is quite suitable for LTT glasses to develop bright red lasers from these glasses.
Ceramics International 01/2014; · 1.79 Impact Factor
[show abstract][hide abstract] ABSTRACT: Zinc Alumino Bismuth Borate (ZnAlBiB) glasses doped with different concentrations of samarium (Sm(3+)) ions were prepared by using melt quenching technique and characterized for their lasing potentialities in visible region by using the techniques such as optical absorption, emission and emission decay measurements. Radiative properties for various fluorescent levels of Sm(3+) ions were estimated from absorption spectral information using Judd-Ofelt (JO) analysis. The emission spectra and con-focal photoluminescence images obtained by 410nm laser excitation demonstrates very distinct and intense orange-red emission for all the doped glasses. The suitable concentration of Sm(3+) ions in these glasses to act as an efficient lasing material has been discussed by measuring the emission cross-section and branching ratios for the emission transitions. The quantum efficiencies were also been estimated from emission decay measurements recorded for the (4)G5/2 level of Sm(3+) ions. From the measured emission cross-sections, branching ratios, strong photoluminescence features and CIE chromaticity coordinates, it was found that 1mol% of Sm(3+) ions doped ZnAlBiB glasses are most suitable for the development of visible orange-red lasers.
Spectrochimica Acta Part A Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy 01/2014; 125:53–60. · 1.98 Impact Factor
[show abstract][hide abstract] ABSTRACT: Zinc Alumino Bismuth Borate (ZnAlBiB) glasses doped with different concentrations of neodymium are prepared by using the melt quenching technique to study their physical, absorption and luminescence properties to understand the lasing potentialities of these glasses. From the absorption spectra various spectroscopic parameters and Judd–Ofelt (JO) parameters are evaluated. These JO parameters are used to calculate the transition probability (A), radiative lifetime (τR), and branching ratios (βR) for most of the fluorescent levels of Nd3+. The emission spectra recorded for these glasses gives three prominent transitions 4F3/2→4I9/2, 4F3/2→4I11/2 and 4F3/2→4I13/2 for which effective band widths (ΔλP) and stimulated emission cross-sections (σse) are evaluated. Branching ratios and stimulated emission cross-sections measured for all these glasses show that the 4F3/2→4I11/2 transition under investigation has the potential for laser applications. The intensity of Nd3+ emission spectra increases with increasing concentrations of Nd3+ up to 1 mol% and beyond 1 mol% the concentration quenching is observed. The high stimulated emission cross-section and branching ratios from the present glasses suggests their potential for infrared lasers. From the absorption and emission spectral studies it was found that, 1 mol% of Nd3+ ion concentration is optimum for Zinc Alumino Bismuth Borate glasses to generate a strong laser emission at 1060 nm.
Journal of Physics and Chemistry of Solids 09/2013; 74(9):1308–1315. · 1.53 Impact Factor
[show abstract][hide abstract] ABSTRACT: a b s t r a c t Good optical quality Dy 3 þ doped Zinc Alumino Bismuth Borate (ZnAlBiB) glasses were prepared by the conventional melt quenching technique and characterized by optical absorption and luminescence studies. The glassy nature of these materials has been confirmed through XRD measurements. From the absorption spectra, the three phenomenological JO parameters O l (l¼ 2,4 and 6) have been determined from the absorption spectral intensities by using the JO theory. Luminescence spectra were measured for different concentrations of Dy 3 þ ions doped glasses by exciting the glasses at 387 nm. The intensity of Dy 3 þ emission spectra increases from 0.5 mol% to 1 mol % and beyond 1 mol % the concentration quenching is observed. The suitable concentration of Dy 3 þ ions for ZnAlBiB glassy material to act as good lasing material has been discussed by measuring the branching ratios and emission cross-sections for two strong emission transitions such as 4 F 9/2 -6 H 15/2 and 4 F 9/2 -6 H 13/2 observed in visible region. By exciting these glassy materials at various excitation wavelengths in n-UV region, the CIE chromaticity coordinates were evaluated for the two sharp emissions observed in blue (4 F 9/2 -6 H 15/2) and yellow (4 F 9/2 -6 H 13/2) regions to understand the suitability of these materials for white light generation. & 2013 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
[show abstract][hide abstract] ABSTRACT: Zinc Alumino Bismuth Borate (ZnAlBiB) glasses doped with different concentrations of Holmium were prepared by conventional melt quenching technique. The glassy nature of these glasses has been confirmed through the XRD spectral measurements. The FTIR spectra recorded for undoped glass revealed the information related to the functional groups involved in the host glass. Optical absorption, excitation and photoluminescence spectra of these glasses have been recorded at room temperature. The Judd–Ofelt theory has been applied successfully to characterize the absorption spectra of the ZnAlBiB glasses. From this theory various radiative properties such as radiative transition probability (AR), radiative lifetimes (τR), branching ratios (βR) and spectroscopic quality factor (χ) for the prominent emission levels 5F5 → 5I7, 5F5 → 5I8 and 5I7 → 5I8 have been evaluated. The photoluminescence spectra revealed the quenching of luminescence intensity beyond 1.0 mol% of Ho3+ ion concentration in ZnAlBiB glasses. To investigate the lasing potentiality of 5F5 → 5I7, 5F5 → 5I8 and 5I7 → 5I8 transitions, the effective band width (Δλp) and the stimulated emission cross-section (σse) were determined. The CIE chromaticity co-ordinates were also evaluated from the emission spectra for all the glasses to understand the suitability of these materials for visible red laser emission in principle.
[show abstract][hide abstract] ABSTRACT: Dy3+-doped alkali lead tellurofluoroborate (RLTB) glasses (R=Li, Na and K) were prepared by melt quenching technique. Judd–Ofelt theory has been used to evaluate the three intensity parameters Ω2, Ω4 and Ω6 from the experimental oscillator strengths. The photoluminescence spectra obtained by the excitation wavelength of 385nm show four emission bands at 454, 483, 575 and 665nm corresponding to the 4I15/2→6H15/2 and 4F9/2→6HJ/2 (J=15/2, 13/2 and 11/2) transitions, respectively. The laser characteristic parameters like fullwidth at half maxima (FWHM), stimulated emission cross-sections (σe), optical gain parameters (σe×τexp) and gain bandwidth parameters (σe×FWHM) were determined. From the visible emission spectra, yellow to blue (Y/B) intensity ratios and chromaticity coordinates were also estimated. The lifetimes of 4F9/2 metastable state were also measured and discussed.
Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer 01/2011; 112(1):78-84. · 2.38 Impact Factor