Optical intensities of holmium in tellurite, calibo, and phosphate glasses

R. Reisfeld, J. Hormadaly

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The intensities of the electric dipole transitions of Ho3+ in three oxide glasses have been obtained from the absorption spectra in the visible and ir for tellurite glasses, and in the uv, visible, and ir parts of the spectrum for calibo and phosphate glasses. From the experimental values of the oscillator strengths and calculated matrix elements, the Judd-Ofelt intensity parameters were obtained by least-squares analysis. Radiative transition probabilities from the emitting (5S2, 5F4) and 5F5 levels to all lower states were calculated using these parameters. Emission and excitation spectra and the decay times of the (5S2, 5F 4) fluorescence were measured. It was found that the fluorescence in tellurite glass has intensities two orders of magnitude higher than in the other two oxide glasses. A concentration dependence study of the fluorescence in tellurite glass was performed. A mechanism for the quenching is proposed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3207-3212
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Chemical Physics
Issue number8
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1975
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy (all)
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


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