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Atomically designed precursors in optical fiber amplifiers: The thermal stability of the heterobimetallic ErAl3(OPri)12 in a solution-coated silica soot

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5 Author(s)
Engholm, M. ; Department of Information, Technology, and Media, Physical Electronics and Photonics, Mid Sweden University, S-851 70 Sundsvall, Sweden ; Lashgari, K. ; Edvardsson, S. ; Westin, G.
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The thermal stability of the bimetallic alkoxide ErAl3(OPri)12 doped in an unsintered silica (soot) has been investigated. Samples have been heated to different temperatures (up to 1500 °C and analyzed by using ultraviolet-visible-near infrared absorption spectroscopy, infrared spectroscopy, scanning electron microscopy, energy dispersive spectroscopy, thermal gravimetric analysis, and powder x-ray diffraction. It is seen that the doped samples heated up to 1000 °C show broad glasslike absorption spectra, indicating an amorphous structure, while the high-temperature sample shows an ordered crystallinelike structure with sharp characteristic absorption peaks. X-ray diffraction measurements indicate the formation of an ordered structure at temperatures of 1500 °C, revealing a crystal phase of silica and phases of erbium and aluminosilicate. A comparison is also made with a sample doped with aqueous ErCl3 and Al(NO3)3. It is concluded that the local structure of the ErAl3 precursor is not preserved at temperatures above 1000 °C. Alternative doping procedures are discussed.

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Journal of Applied Physics  (Volume:97 ,  Issue: 11 )

Date of Publication:

Jun 2005

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