5 September 2014 Elaborations on surface structural effects and optical waveguide properties of gadolinium oxide (Gd2O3) and gadolinium oxide europium doped (Gd2O3:Eu3+) sol-gel films
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In this research, the authors give an analysis of surface structural morphology and optical waveguide properties of gadolinium oxide (Gd2O3) and gadolinium oxide europium doped (Gd2O3:Eu3+) films as prepared via the sol-gel and dip coating methods under atmospheric and clean room conditions. After describing sol-gel preparation routines, the authors further give observations of homogeneous surface morphological as characterized with scanning electron microscope (SEM) techniques. In addition, FTIR measurements of the Gd2O3 and Gd2O3:Eu3+ films and sol gels were made to monitor the decomposition and oxidation reactions that occur during processing. The samples' structural and resulting optical properties were studied and compared according to film thickness and surface morphological features.
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Quianna S. Johnson, Quianna S. Johnson, Matthew Edwards, Matthew Edwards, Josh Herring, Josh Herring, Michael Curley, Michael Curley, } "Elaborations on surface structural effects and optical waveguide properties of gadolinium oxide (Gd2O3) and gadolinium oxide europium doped (Gd2O3:Eu3+) sol-gel films", Proc. SPIE 9200, Photonic Fiber and Crystal Devices: Advances in Materials and Innovations in Device Applications VIII, 920003 (5 September 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2061452; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2061452
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