Synthesis and spectral properties of Yb3+/Ho3+ co-doped yttria 2 μm transparent ceramics

Wen Jie Li, Sheng Ming Zhou, Na Liu, Hui Lin, Hao Teng, Yu Kun Li, Xiao Rui Hou, Ting Ting Jia

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Yb/Ho co-doped yttria transparent ceramics, Yb/Ho:Y2O3, were prepared by vacuum sintering with additional 0.5 wt.% tetraethyl orthosilicate (TEOS) as sintering aid from the Yb/Ho co-doped yttria nanopowders synthesized by co-precipitation method. The optical quality of transparent ceramics was improved significantly, as increasing the sintering temperature from 1800 °C to 1850 °C as well as the holding time from 20 h to 25 h, respectively. The absorption spectrum was measured to find out the advisable emission source wavelength. The 2 μm emission bands were observed under laser diode excitation at 980 nm in the co-doped sample with 5 mol% of Yb3+ and 1 mol% of Ho3+, and broad emission bandwidth were obtained.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1344-1346
Number of pages3
JournalMaterials Letters
Issue number12
StatePublished - Jun 30 2010

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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