Optical properties of lanthanide-containing halide-modified zinc tellurite glasses

D. L. Sidebottom, Michael A. Hruschka, Barrett G Potter, Richard K. Brow, James J. Hudgens

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As part of an ongoing investigation to characterize the properties and structure of zinc halide-tellurium oxide glasses, we report preliminary measurements of the optical properties of several Nd- and Er-doped tellurites. Measurements include florescence lifetimes and estimates of the theoretical radiative lifetimes (as obtained by traditional Judd-Ofelt analysis of optical absorption spectra) as well as phonon sideband studies sensitive to vibrational characteristics near the rare earth ion. The response of these optical features to the substitution of alternative halides is examined.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMaterials Research Society Symposium - Proceedings
PublisherMaterials Research Society
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 1997
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1996 MRS Fall Symposium - Boston, MA, USA
Duration: Dec 2 1996Dec 5 1996


OtherProceedings of the 1996 MRS Fall Symposium
CityBoston, MA, USA


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials

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Sidebottom, D. L., Hruschka, M. A., Potter, B. G., Brow, R. K., & Hudgens, J. J. (1997). Optical properties of lanthanide-containing halide-modified zinc tellurite glasses. In Materials Research Society Symposium - Proceedings (Vol. 453, pp. 253-258). Materials Research Society.