Abstract

A study of the luminescence of Cr3+ in inorganic glasses was first undertaken in order to develop a Luminescent Solar Concentrator. Broad absorption bands and near IR (vibronic) emission made the material promising for the purpose but universally low quantum efficiency (in glasses) negated that goal. Having observed that efficiency in crystals can be high, a development of glass ceramics, or crystallites precipitated in situ in a glassy matrix was undertaken.

© 1985 Optical Society of America

PDF Article
More Like This
Spectroscopic Characteristics of Chromium Doped Glass-Ceramics

A.J. Wojtowicz, W. Meng, A. Lempicki, G.H. Beall, and D.W. Hall
TuC4 Advanced Solid State Lasers (ASSL) 1987

Transparent Cr4+-doped gehlenite (Ca2Al2SiO7) glass-ceramics for broadband amplifier

H. Yamazaki and S. Tanabe
WC1 Optical Amplifiers and Their Applications (OAA) 2003