The unique properties of the Eu3+ ion make it a powerful spectroscopic tool to investigate structure or follow processes and mechanisms in several high-tech application areas such as biology and health, structural engineering, environment monitoring systems and quantum technology, mainly concerning photonics. The traditional method is to exploit the unique photoluminescent properties of Eu3+ ions to understand complex dynamical processes and obtain information useful to develop materials with specific characteristics. The objective of this review is to focus on the use of Eu3+ optical spectroscopy in some condensed matter issues. After a short presentation of the more significant properties of the Eu3+ ion, some examples regarding its use as a probe of the local structure in sol-gel systems are presented. Another section is devoted to dynamical processes such as the important technological role of nanocrystals as rare-earth sensitizers. The appealing effect of the site-selection memory, observed when exciting different sites into the 5D1 state, which the 5D0 -> 7F0 emission band reflects following the sites' distribution, is also mentioned. Finally, a section is devoted to the use of Eu3+ in the development of a rare-earth-based platform for quantum technologies.

Eu3+ as a Powerful Structural and Spectroscopic Tool for Glass Photonics / Thi Ngoc Lam, Tran; Chiasera, A; Anna, Lukowiak; Maurizio, Ferrari. - In: MATERIALS. - ISSN 1996-1944. - 13:100140(2022). [10.3390/ma15051847]

Eu3+ as a Powerful Structural and Spectroscopic Tool for Glass Photonics

Chiasera A;
2022

Abstract

The unique properties of the Eu3+ ion make it a powerful spectroscopic tool to investigate structure or follow processes and mechanisms in several high-tech application areas such as biology and health, structural engineering, environment monitoring systems and quantum technology, mainly concerning photonics. The traditional method is to exploit the unique photoluminescent properties of Eu3+ ions to understand complex dynamical processes and obtain information useful to develop materials with specific characteristics. The objective of this review is to focus on the use of Eu3+ optical spectroscopy in some condensed matter issues. After a short presentation of the more significant properties of the Eu3+ ion, some examples regarding its use as a probe of the local structure in sol-gel systems are presented. Another section is devoted to dynamical processes such as the important technological role of nanocrystals as rare-earth sensitizers. The appealing effect of the site-selection memory, observed when exciting different sites into the 5D1 state, which the 5D0 -> 7F0 emission band reflects following the sites' distribution, is also mentioned. Finally, a section is devoted to the use of Eu3+ in the development of a rare-earth-based platform for quantum technologies.
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Thi Ngoc Lam, Tran; Chiasera, A; Anna, Lukowiak; Maurizio, Ferrari
Eu3+ as a Powerful Structural and Spectroscopic Tool for Glass Photonics / Thi Ngoc Lam, Tran; Chiasera, A; Anna, Lukowiak; Maurizio, Ferrari. - In: MATERIALS. - ISSN 1996-1944. - 13:100140(2022). [10.3390/ma15051847]
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