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Intrinsic bistability effect of Yb-sensitized Tm upconversion emission in zirconium dioxide nanocrystal
Author(s): D. X. Wang; M. Nie; Z. G. Zhang; H. Li; L. Li; X. L. Zhang; X. W. Zhang; R. M. Li
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Paper Abstract

Intrinsic bistability in active optical compounds doped with rare-earth ions has attracted widespread interest because of its relevance for optical signal switching and routing. In this paper, room temperature strong bistability effect of Ybsensitized Tm upconversion emission is reported in zirconium dioxide nanocrystal host matrix under infrared diode laser irradiation. The distinct optical bistability behavior is simultaneously observed in three emission bands of Tm ion around 480, 650/680 and 800 nm which are assigned to the radiative transitions of 1G43H6, 1G43F4/3F2,33H6, and 3H43H6, respectively. The bistability loops exhibit uniformly clockwise cycle characterized by a relatively lower trace of emission intensity at decreasing pump power than the trace at increasing pump power. Multiphoton upconversion processes are analyzed to determine the Yb→Tm energy transfer mechanism. Such strong bistability effect is associated with thermally enhanced nonradiative decay and reduced luminescence quantum yield due to the strong pump-induced local thermal loading.

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Date Published: 15 November 2011
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 8335, 2012 International Workshop on Image Processing and Optical Engineering, 833505 (15 November 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.917665
Show Author Affiliations
D. X. Wang, Harbin Engineering Univ. (China)
M. Nie, Harbin Engineering Univ. (China)
Z. G. Zhang, Harbin Engineering Univ. (China)
H. Li, Harbin Engineering Univ. (China)
L. Li, Harbin Engineering Univ. (China)
X. L. Zhang, Harbin Engineering Univ. (China)
X. W. Zhang, Harbin Engineering Univ. (China)
R. M. Li, Harbin Engineering Univ. (China)


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2012 International Workshop on Image Processing and Optical Engineering

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