Record number :
1259529
Title of article :
Luminescence of Er-doped silicon oxide–zirconia thin films
Author/Authors :
Carlos Rozo، نويسنده , , Luis F. Fonseca، نويسنده , , Daniel Jaque، نويسنده , , José Garc?a Solé، نويسنده ,
Issue Information :
روزنامه با شماره پیاپی سال 2009
Pages :
8
From page :
696
To page :
703
Abstract :
Er-doped silicon oxide–zirconia thin film samples were prepared by rf co-sputtering. Chemical composition was determined by energy-dispersive spectroscopy (EDS) and X-ray diffraction (XRD) showed that the films were amorphous. X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) measurements showed that the matrix of the films consists of a ZrO2 main body with pockets of silicon oxide, containing no Si nanoparticles (np) distributed within it. The samples were annealed to 700 °C. Er3+: 2H11/2→4I15/2, 4S3/2→4I15/2, 4F9/2→4I15/2, 4I11/2→4I15/2, and 4I13/2→4I15/2 emissions were observed. Excitation wavelength dependence and excitation photon flux dependence results for the 4I13/2→4I15/2 emission were explained as due to resonant energy transfer from defects in the matrix. 4I11/2→4I15/2 emission dependence on 4I13/2→4I15/2 emission showed that no energy transfer upconversion (ETU) processes were involved and that it was due only to branching from higher levels. 4I13/2→4I15/2 peak intensity decay was interpreted as corresponding to two different populations of Er3+ ions. Energy transfer from the defects to the Er ions is very efficient. We concluded that Er-doped silicon oxide–zirconia is a promising material for photonic applications, being excitable at low pumping powers and producing broad-band 4I13/2→4I15/2 emission.
Keywords :
Erbium , Defects , Silicon oxide–zirconia , Photoluminescence
Journal title :
Journal of Luminescence
Serial Year :
2009
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