Spectroscopic properties of lanthanide chelates in perfluorinated plastics for optical applications

Ken Kuriki, Susumu Nishihara, Yukihisa Nishizawa, Akihiro Tagaya, Yasuhiro Koike, Yoshi Okamoto

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The absorption spectra of neodymium (Nd), praseodymium (Pr), erbium (Er), and thulium (Tm) ions in perfluorinated (PF) plastic solutions were measured, and the Judd-Ofelt parameters of the Er and Nd ions have been calculated. The radiative properties of the Nd and Er ions in PF plastic solutions were determined from the absorption measurements and the Judd-Ofelt theory. The fluorescence spectrum of Nd3+ in a PF plastic solution from 900 nm to 1350 nm was measured for the first time, to our knowledge. Furthermore, the PF plastic films containing lanthanide chelates were fabricated by spin coating, and the refractive indices of the films were measured.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1844-1848
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of the Optical Society of America B: Optical Physics
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 2002 Aug

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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