In situ isothermal monitoring of the enhancement and quenching of Sm 3 photoluminescence in Ag co-doped glass

José A. Jiménez, Mariana Sendova

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A novel in situ concurrent photoluminescence and absorption microspectroscopy technique is proposed for the real-time monitoring of the optical properties of rare-earth and noble metal co-doped dielectrics during isothermal processing. The technique has been successfully applied to an Ag and Sm co-doped phosphate glass, where both enhancement and quenching regimes of Sm 3 luminescence have been observed well separated in time, practical for an 'optical tuning' of the solid-state luminescent material. Further, relating simultaneously the luminescence with the time evolution in optical absorption allowed for discerning the effects of Ag non-plasmonic clusters as enhancers and nanoparticles as quenchers. Opportunities come forward for studying a variety of systems with relevance to a wide range of applications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1786-1790
Number of pages5
JournalSolid State Communications
Issue number18
StatePublished - Sep 1 2012
Externally publishedYes


  • A. Glasses
  • A. Nanostructures
  • D. Luminescence
  • D. Optical properties

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Materials Chemistry


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