Acta Photonica Sinica ›› 2019, Vol. 48 ›› Issue (11): 1148007-1148007.doi: 10.3788/gzxb20194811.1148007

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Research Progress in Fluorescent Chalcogenide Glass Ceramics(Invited Review)

REN Jing, LU Xiao-song, WANG Peng-fei   

  1. Key Lab of In-fiber Integrated Optics, Ministry Education of China, Harbin Engineering University, Harbin 150001, China
  • Received:2019-09-17 Online:2019-11-25 Published:2019-10-15
  • Supported by:

    National Key Research and Development Program of China (No.2016YFE0126500), National Natural Science Foundation of China (Nos.51872055, 61575050), 111 Project (No.B13015) to Harbin Engineering University


Recent research progress of rare-earth or transition metal ions doped luminescent chalcogenide (ChG) glass ceramics (GCs) was reviewed. Correlation between emission properties and microscopic distribution of rare earth ions in ChG GCs, and the underlying mechanisms of the interaction between different rare earth ions and crystal field were discussed comprehensively. Moreover, the key features of novel transition metal ions activated ChG GCs developed in the past two years were also summarized. Strong ultrabroadband of Cr2+:1.8~2.8 μm, and Co2+:2.5~4.5 μm mid infrared emissions were realized with careful compositional design and controlled crystallization. Our short review summarized the key issues that can influence and restrict the functionalization of ChG GCs, offering a guideline for future research direction on this topic.

Key words: Chalcogenide glass, Transition metal ions, Mid infrared emission, Glass ceramics, Rare earth ions

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