Near-IR luminescence from subvalent bismuth species in fluoride glass

Alexey N. Romanov, Elena V. Haula, Zukhra T. Fattakhova, Alexander A. Veber, Vladimir B. Tsvetkov, Denis M. Zhigunov, Vladimir N. Korchak, Vladimir B. Sulimov

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The broadband NIR luminescence of subvalent bismuth species was demonstrated in partially reduced ZrF4-BiF3-NaF and ZrF4-BiF3-BaF2 fluoride glasses. The parameters of luminescence were reported and compared with luminescence from other bismuth-doped materials. Since fluoride glass compositions are based on strong Lewis acids (ZrF4 in present case) they can stabilize NIR photoluminescent subvalent bismuth species.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)155-158
Number of pages4
JournalOptical Materials
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2011
Externally publishedYes


  • Fluoride glass
  • Luminescence
  • Subvalent bismuth
  • Univalent bismuth


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