ru/ ru

ISSN: 1023-5086


ISSN: 1023-5086

Scientific and technical

Opticheskii Zhurnal

A full-text English translation of the journal is published by Optica Publishing Group under the title “Journal of Optical Technology”

Article submission Подать статью
Больше информации Back

УДК: 535.015

Synthesizing erbium and ytterbium oxide nanoparticles and obtaining luminescent polymeric composites based on them

For Russian citation (Opticheskii Zhurnal):

Денисюк И.Ю., Бурункова Ю.Э., Собещук Н.О., Захаров В.В., Вениаминов А.В. Синтез наночастиц оксида эрбия и иттербия и получение люминесцирующих полимерных композитов на их основе // Оптический журнал. 2014. Т. 81. № 11. С. 82–87.


Denisyuk I.Yu., Burunkova Yu.E., Sobeshchuk N.O., Zakharov V.V., Veniaminov A.V. Synthesizing erbium and ytterbium oxide nanoparticles and obtaining luminescent polymeric composites based on them [in Russian] // Opticheskii Zhurnal. 2014. V. 81. № 11. P. 82–87.

For citation (Journal of Optical Technology):

I. Yu. Denisyuk, Yu. É. Burunkova, N. O. Sobeshchuk, V. V. Zakharov, and A. V. Veniaminov, "Synthesizing erbium and ytterbium oxide nanoparticles and obtaining luminescent polymeric composites based on them," Journal of Optical Technology. 81(11), 681-685 (2014).


This paper presents the results of a study of methods of synthesizing erbium and ytterbium oxide nanoparticles, formed on the surface of silicon nanoparticles by low- and high-temperature methods of synthesis. The technology thus developed is based on a method for obtaining nanoparticles of the rare-earth elements by thermally decomposing their salts in a medium of polyhydric alcohols at a temperature above the boiling point of water, allowing oxide nanoparticles to be obtained with no impurity in hydrate form. This method makes it possible to carry out nonaqueous synthesis at temperatures no higher than 250°C, and this maintains the nanoparticles at their original size without agglomeration. When the resulting nanoparticles were introduced into a photopolymerizable monomeric composite, a transparent nanocomposite material was obtained that could be used to form integrated-optics erbium amplifiers.


luminescent nanoparticles synthesis, nanocomposite, erbium oxide, ytterbium oxide, silicone oxide nanoparticles

OCIS codes: 160.2540, 160.5690, 160.4236


1. D. Timmerman, I. Izeddin, P. Stallinga, I. Yassievich, and T. Gregorkiewicz, “Space-separated quantum cutting with silicon nanocrystals for photovoltaic applications,” Nat. Photonics 2, 105 (2008).
2. C. Bouzigues, T. Gacoin, and A. Alexandrou, “Biological applications of rare-earth based nanoparticles,” ACS Nano 11, 84 (2011).
3. C. Wang, H. Tao, L. Cheng, and Z. Liu, “Near-infrared light-induced in vivo photodynamic therapy of cancer based on up-conversion nanoparticles,” Biomater. 32, 6145 (2011).
4. R. Li, S. Yerci, and L. Dal Negro, “Temperature dependence of the energy transfer from amorphous silicon nitride to Er ions,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 95, 041111 (2009).
5. J. Warga, R. Li, S. N. Basu, and L. Dal Negro, “Electroluminescence from silicon-rich nitride/silicon superlattice structures,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 93, 151116 (2008).
6. A. Polman, “Exciting erbium-doped planar optical amplifier materials,” Proc. SPIE 3942, 2 (2000).
7. A. Quang, R. Hierle, J. Zyss, and I. Ledoux, “Demonstration of net gain at 1550 nm in an erbium-doped polymer single mode rib waveguide,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 89, 141124 (2006).
8. A. Quang, J. Zyss, I. Ledoux, V. G. Truong, A.-M. Jurdyc, B. Jacquier, D. H. Le, and A. Gibaud, “An hybrid organic–inorganic approach to erbium-functionalized nanodots for emission in the telecom window,” Chem. Phys. 318, 33 (2005).
9. A. M. Pires, O. A. Serra, and M. R. Davolos, “Morphological and luminescent studies on nanosized Er, Yb–Yttrium oxide upconverter prepared from different precursors,” J. Lumin. 113, 174 (2005).
10. J. Burunkova, I. Yu. Denisyuk, V. Bulgakova, and S. Kokenyesi, “TiO 2–acrylate nanocomposites elaborated by UV curing with tunable properties,” Solid State Phenom. 200, 173 (2013).

11. J. Burunkova, I. Denisiuk, N. Vorzobova, L. Daroczi, Cs. Hegedus, S. Charnovych, and S. Kokenyesi, “Fabrication and characterization of gold/acrylic polymer nanocomposites,” Eur. Polymer J. 49, 3072 (2013).
12. I. Denisyuk, J. Burunkova, S. Kokenyesi, V. Bulgakova, and M. Fokina, “Optical nanocomposites based on high nanoparticles concentration and its holographic application,” in Nanocrystals, S. Neralla, ed. (InTech Europe, Croatia, 2012), pp. 81–102,‑nanocomposites‑based‑on‑high‑nanoparticles‑concentration‑and‑its‑holographic‑application
13. F. Goubard, F. Vidal, R. Bazzi, O. Tillement, C. Chevrot, and D. Teyssie, “Synthesis and luminescent properties of PEO/lanthanide oxide nanoparticle hybrid films,” J. Lumin. 126, 289 (2007).