Dy3+ doped tellurite glasses containing silver nanoparticles for lighting devices

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)72-81
Journal / PublicationOptical Materials
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2018


Efficient warm yellowish-white fluorescence emissions of Dy3+ were observed in heavy metal germanium tellurite (HGT) glasses under the excitation of 454 nm. Further, the luminescence intensity of Dy3+ is increased by ∼29% accompanying the introduction of Ag NPs with diameter ∼7 nm when compared with that of the silver-free case, which is caused by the existence of localized surface plasmon resonance (LSPR). The larger net emission power, the more net emission photon number and the higher quantum yield in Dy2O3 doped HGT glasses containing Ag NPs (HGT-Ag) confirm the availability of utilizing laser. Presupposed fluorescence color trace reveals that white luminescence can be achieved when the intensity ratio between residual laser and Dy3+ emission reaches the appropriate range. The productive transition emissions and the tunable white fluorescence illustrate tellurite glasses embodying noble-metal NPs are a potential candidate for high-quality lighting devices.

Research Area(s)

  • Dy3+, Lighting devices, LSPR, Tellurite, White luminescence