Preparation and photoluminescence of monolithic silica glass doped with Tb3+ ions using SiO2-PVA nanocomposite

Hiroshi Ikeda, Takahiro Murata, Shigeru Fujino

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    The monolithic silica glass doped with Tb3+ ions was fabricated using the SiO2-PVA nanocomposite as the glass precursor. In order to dope Tb3+ ions in the monolithic silica glass, the mesoporous SiO2-PVA nanocomposite was immersed in the Tb3+ ions contained solution and subsequently sintered at 1100 °C in air. Consequently the monolithic transparent silica glass was obtained, exhibiting green fluorescence attributed to 5D47F 5 main transitions under UV excitation. The Tb concentration in the sintered glass could be controlled by immersion time of the nanocomposite in the solution.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1119-1122
    Number of pages4
    JournalOptical Materials
    Issue number7
    Publication statusPublished - May 2014

    All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

    • 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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