Karmakar, Basudeb (2005) IRRS, UV-Vis-NIR absorption and photoluminescence upconversion in Ho3+-doped oxyfluorophosphate glasses. Journal of Solid State Chemistry, 178 (9). pp. 2663-2672. ISSN 0022-4596

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Infrared reflection spectroscopic (IRRS), Ultraviolet-visible-near infrared (UV-Vis-NIR) absorption and photoluminescence upconversion properties with special emphasis on the spectrochemistry of the oxyfluorophosphate (oxide incorporated fluorophosphates) glasses of the Ba(PO3)(2)-AlF3-CaF2-SrF2-MgF2-Ho2O3 system have been studied with different concentrations (0.1, 0.3 and 1.0mol%) of Ho2O3. IRRS spectral band position and intensity of Ho 3, ion doped oxyfluorophosphate glasses have been discussed in terms of reduced mass and force constant. UV-Vis-NIR absorption band position has been justified with quantitative calculation of nephelauxetic parameter and covalent bonding characteristics of the host. NIR to visible upconversion has been investigated by exciting at 892nm at room temperature. Three upconverted bands originated from the F-5(3)->I-5(8), (S-5(2), F-5(4))->I-5(8) and F-5(5)->I-5(8) transitions have found to be centered at 491 nm (blue, medium), 543 run (green, very strong) and 658 nm (red, weak), respectively. These bands have been justified from the evaluation of the absorption, normal (down conversion) fluorescence and excitation spectra. The upconversion processes have been explained by the excited state absorption (ESA), energy transfer (ET) and cross relaxation (CR) mechanisms involving population of the metastable (storage) energy levels by multiphonon deexcitation effect. It is evident from the IRRS study that the upconversion phenomena are expedited by the low multiphonon relaxation rate in oxyfluorophosphate glasses owing to their high intense low phonon energy (similar to 600cm(-1)) which is very close to that of fluoride glasses (500-600cm(-1)). (c) 2005 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: IRRS; Isosbestic point; UV-Vis-NIR; Nephelauxetic effect; Electronegativity; Covalent bonding; Upconversion; Holmium; Fluorophosphate glass
Subjects: Glass
Depositing User: Bula Ghosh
Date Deposited: 21 Feb 2012 06:32
Last Modified: 21 Feb 2012 06:32
URI: http://cgcri.csircentral.net/id/eprint/897

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