Replacement of glass-former B2O3 by GeO2 in amorphous host evidenced by optical methods


  • Joanna Pisarska
  • Wojciech Pisarski



Two completely different glass-host matrices containing lead, i.e. borate and germanate glasses doped with erbium were studied. Replacement of glass-former B2O3 by GeO2 in amorphous host was evidenced by optical methods. The luminescence decay from the 4I13/2 upper laser state of Er3+ ions is relatively short, whereas up-converted emission signal is reduced definitely in borate glass containing lead due to its high B-O stretching vibrations. The results indicate that germanate glasses containing lead are promising for near-infrared luminescence and up-conversion applications.

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Pisarska, J., & Pisarski, W. (2017). Replacement of glass-former B2O3 by GeO2 in amorphous host evidenced by optical methods. Photonics Letters of Poland, 9(4), pp. 113–115.