SYNTHESIS OF SM3+ DOPED WITH TIO2 NANOPARTICLES POWDER AS MID-IR OPTICAL FILTER
Samarium ions doped TiO2 nanoparticles were prepared successfully via Sol-Gel Technique with varying conditions. Effects of Sm3+ doping concentrations on the optical properties in the mid-infrared region was studied. FTIR spectra for pure and doped samples after annealing process show a single transition peak at wave number around 1109 cm-1 and 1116 cm-1 respectively, the wave number of the single transition peak depends on the Sm+3 doping ratio. By Comparing with wavelength of the high transition ratio of the pure TiO2 sample, slightly decries shift on the peak wavelength occur with an increment of doping concentration ratio. The FTIR spectrum gives a good indication the direction of synthesis of optical band-pass filter at a wavelength around 8.964µm (~1116 Cm-1).
Keywords: Sol-Gel; Nano Technology; Tio2; Mid Ir Optical Filter.