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Dataset Papers in Physics
Volume 2013, Article ID 236421, 4 pages
Dataset Paper

Judd-Ofelt Calculations for Nd3+-Doped Fluorozirconate-Based Glasses and Glass Ceramics

1Centre for Innovation Competence SiLi-nano, Martin Luther University of Halle-Wittenberg, Karl-Freiherr-von-Fritsch-Straße 3, 06120 Halle (Saale), Germany
2Fraunhofer Center for Silicon Photovoltaics CSP, Walter-Hülse-Straße 1, 06120 Halle (Saale), Germany
3Department of Electrical Engineering, South Westphalia University of Applied Sciences, Lübecker Ring 2, 59494 Soest, Germany

Received 12 September 2012; Accepted 8 October 2012

Academic Editors: F. Charra, P. Kluth, F. Song, and H. Yang

Copyright © 2013 U. Skrzypczak et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


A Judd-Ofelt analysis is performed to calculate the optical properties of Nd3+ ions embedded in a fluorozirconate glass matrix. The changes in the Judd-Ofelt parameters were determined as a function of the size of BaCl2 nanocrystals grown inside the matrix. From these data, the radiative decay rates and the branching ratios of every transition in the energy range from 25.000 cm−1 to the ground state are calculated. This was accomplished for samples containing nanocrystals with average sizes ranging from 10 to 40 nm.