Yb/Ho co-doped yttria transparent ceramics, Yb/Ho:Y2O3, were prepared by vacuum sintering with additional 0.5 wt.% tetraethyl orthosilicate (TEOS) as sintering aid from the Yb/Ho co-doped yttria nanopowders synthesized by co-precipitation method. The optical quality of transparent ceramics was improved significantly, as increasing the sintering temperature from 1800 °C to 1850 °C as well as the holding time from 20 h to 25 h, respectively. The absorption spectrum was measured to find out the advisable emission source wavelength. The 2 μm emission bands were observed under laser diode excitation at 980 nm in the co-doped sample with 5 mol% of Yb3+ and 1 mol% of Ho3+, and broad emission bandwidth were obtained.
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- Materials Science(all)
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Mechanics of Materials
- Mechanical Engineering