Twofold-coordinated tin centers as UV sensitizers of trivalent dysprosium ions

José A. Jiménez

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Phosphate glasses containing Dy3 + ions were co-doped with tin (II) oxide with the purpose of investigating on the sensitizing effects of tin species on the luminescence of Dy3 + ions. The glasses were prepared by the melt-quenching technique and the spectroscopic properties were assessed by optical absorption and photoluminescence spectroscopy. The data indicated the presence of twofold-coordinated Sn centers as the tin-related luminescent species in the glass host. A remarkable Dy3 + ions emission was observed under UV excitation in the co-doped glass in connection to excitation of the Sn centers. The data shows unambiguously the role of tin as a sensitizer of Dy3 + ion luminescence. Likely energy transfer processes that result in populating the 4F9/2 emitting state in Dy 3 + are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)124-127
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Non-Crystalline Solids
StatePublished - Mar 1 2014
Externally publishedYes


  • Energy transfer
  • Glasses
  • Luminescence
  • Optical materials

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Materials Chemistry


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