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Optical and Physical Properties of Bismuth Borate Glasses Doped With Dy3+

Pichet Limsuwan1, Jakrapong Kaewkhao2, Parnuwat Chimalawong3 and Smit Insiripong4
  • 1 Thailand Center of Excellence in Physics, CHE, Ministry of Education, Bangkok 10400, Thailand
  • 2 Center of Excellence in Glass Technology and Materials Science, Nakhon Pathom Rajabhat University, 73000, Nakhon Pathom, Thailand
  • 3 Physics Program, Faculty of Science, Chandrakasem Rajabhat University, 10900, Bangkok, Thailand
  • 4 Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi, 10140, Thailand


This study reports on physical and optical properties of Dy3+ doped bismuth borate glass. The glasses containing Dy3+ in (70-x)B2O3:30Bi2O3:xDy2O3 (where x = 0.0-2.5 mol%) have been prepared by melt-quenching method. In order to understand the role of Dy2O3 in these glasses, the density, molar volume and optical spectra were investigated. The results show that molar volume of the glasses increase with the increasing of Dy2O3 concentration and consequently generating more non-bridging oxygen (NBOs) into glass matrix. The absorption spectra of Dy3+ doped in bismuth borate glass correspond with several bands, which are assigned from the ground state, 6H15/2 to 6F3/2(761 nm), 6F5/2(806 nm), 6F7/2(907 nm), (6H7/2, 6F9/2)(1099 nm), (6F11/2, 6H9/2) (1283 nm) and 6H11/2(1695 nm). Moreover, the optical basicities were also theoretically determined.

American Journal of Applied Sciences
Volume 8 No. 6, 2011, 574-578


Submitted On: 11 February 2011 Published On: 13 June 2011

How to Cite: Limsuwan, P., Kaewkhao, J., Chimalawong, P. & Insiripong, S. (2011). Optical and Physical Properties of Bismuth Borate Glasses Doped With Dy3+. American Journal of Applied Sciences, 8(6), 574-578.

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  • Absorption spectra
  • optical basicity
  • Ultra Violet (UV)
  • Rare-Earth ions (REn+)
  • glass transition temperature
  • thermalization
  • bismuth
  • borate glass
  • luminescence
  • valent oxides
  • radiation
  • long infrared