Upconversion Fluorescence of Tellurite Glasses Doped with Rare Earths

Tadashi Endo, Kuniharu Tanaka, Hirotsugu Takizawa, Masahiko Shimada

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Ternary tellurite glasses were prepared by a conventional quenching method in the system TeO2-LiO0.5-YO1.5⋅IR spectra reveal that the glasses contain the following polyhedra: deformed TeO6 groups, TeO4-trigonal bipyramids, TeO3-trigonal pyramids, or combinations of these polyhedra. The highly addition of glass-network modifiers, especially Li+ion, leads to a collapse of polyhedra networks. The intense emission peak, due to the transition 4S3/2-4I15/2, was found at 546 nm in tellurite glasses doped with Er3+ under 378 nm and 973 nm excitations at the room temperature. Upon excitation at 973nm, the emission shows a typical upconversion characteristic, indicating the quadratic profiles of the emission intensities against the exciting powers. The emission intensities tend to be dependent upon 378nm excitation, but independent of Er3+ concentration upon 973 nm excitation. The excitation and emission involve two photons process through the 4I11/2 level of Er3+ion. Up conversion fluorescence is, also, enhanced at 547nm by the supplementary doping with Yb3+ion.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)61-66
Number of pages6
Journaljournal of the japan society of powder and powder metallurgy
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1995

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry


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