Eu3+ doped Bi4Ge3O12 fiber single crystals grown by the micro-pulling-down method

J. B. Shim, A. Yoshikawa, M. Nikl, T. Fukuda

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Abstract

The Eu3+ doped Bi4Ge3O12 (BGO) fiber single crystals were successfully grown by the micro-pulling-down method with the resistance heating system. The Eu3+ doping concentration in the starting melt was varied from 0.1 to 0.6mol%. For the Eu3+ 0.1 and 0.2mol% doped BGO fiber crystal, the best fiber single crystals were obtained for a pulling-down rate equal to 0.08mm/min. The grown fiber crystals from these compositions were transparent and nearly colorless except for a slight yellowish tint at the end of the fibers. To investigate the homogeneity of the grown fibers, distribution coefficient of the Eu ion was measured.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)67-72
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Crystal Growth
Volume245
Issue number1-2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2002 Nov 1

Keywords

  • A1. Doping
  • A3. Micro-pulling-down method
  • B1. Bismuth germanate

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry

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