Single-crystal erbium chloride silicate nanowires as a Si-compatible light emission material in communication wavelength

Anlian Pan, Leijun Yin, Zhicheng Liu, Minghua Sun, Ruibin Liu, Patricia L. Nichols, Yanguo Wang, Cun-Zheng Ning

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Abstract

We report on the first synthesis and structural characterizations of a new Erbium (Er) compound, the erbium chloride silicate (ECS, Er3Cl(SiO4)2) single crystal in a Si-ECS core-shell nanowire form. The Erconcentration in ECS at 1.6×1022 cm-3 is three orders of magnitude higher than that of the Er-doped materials. Photoluminescence spectra at both low and room temperatures exhibit well separated sharp emission lines in the near infrared region. The new single-crystal erbium-compound nanowires provide a unique Si-compatible material for high-gain light emission in communication wavelength and for many other photonic applications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1202-1209
Number of pages8
JournalOptical Materials Express
Volume1
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials

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