SnO2 based glasses : A viable photonic system

Tran, Lam Thi Ngoc and Meneghetti, Marcello and Zur, Lidia and Tran, Van Thi Thanh and Lukowiak, Anna and Zonta, Daniele and Righini, Giancarlo C. and Ferrari, Maurizio (2016) SnO2 based glasses : A viable photonic system. In: 18th Italian National Conference on Photonic Technologies (Fotonica 2016). IET, Stevenage. ISBN 9781785612688

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    Abstract

    The present work focuses on sol-gel derived SnO2-based thin glass-ceramic films doped with Er3+ ions, fabricated by dipcoating technique. Our goal is to find a viable fabrication protocol to obtain them. Thin films with a variety of composition were synthesized and their structural, optical and spectroscopic properties were investigated. The FTIR spectra and X-ray diffraction patterns were used to characterize the structure of the thin films. The transparency of the thin film was tested by UV-Vis transmittance measurements. The energy transfer dynamic was investigated by time-resolved spectroscopy and photoluminescence measurements.