||Preparation and properties of silica-based optical glasses containing rare-earth- and chromium-doped nano-particles
Fundamental research in the field of energy-saving light sources is
concentrated now on investigation of novel principles and/or novel kinds
of materials highly effectively converting the input energy into
emission at variety of wavelengths. Novel nano-materials and methods of
their preparation offer valuable potential for new solutions in this
field, particularly for novel laser sources. The project will focus on
methods of preparation of novel thulium-doped nano-crystalline ZnxTiyOz
based spinels and chromium-alumina (ruby) nano-particles embedded in
silica matrices exhibitting enhanced emission. The proposed project is
aimed at extending knowledge in the field of (nano)material research.
Novel materials with enhanced fluorescence and methodological approaches
of their fabrication will represent main results of the project.