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Infrared-to-visible frequency upconversion in transparent glass ceramics containing trivalent-rare-earth-doped nanocrystals
Author(s): Artur S. Gouveia-Neto; Ernande B. da Costa; Luciano A. Bueno; Sidney J. L. Ribeiro
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Paper Abstract

In this work we report on visible upconversion emission in Er3+- and Ho3+-doped PbGeO3-PbF2-CdF2-based transparent glass ceramics under 980 nm infrared excitation. In erbium-doped vitroceramic samples, blue(410 nm), green(530, and 550 nm) and red(660 nm) emission signals were generated, which were identified as due to the 2H9/2, 2H11/2, 4S3/2, and 4F9/2 transitions to the 4I15/2 ground-state, respectively. Intense red(650 nm) upconversion emission corresponding to the 5F5-5I8 transition and very small blue(490 nm) and green(540 nm) signals assigned to the 5F2,3-5I8 and 4S2,5F4-5I8 transitions, respectively, were observed in the holmium-doped samples. The 540 nm is the dominant upconversion signal in Ho3+-doped vitroceramics under 850 nm excitation. The dependence of the upconversion processes upon pump power and doping concentration are also investigated, and the main routes for the upconversion excitation processes are also identified. The comparison of the upconversion process in transparent glass ceramics and the precursor glass was also examined and the results revealed that the former present higher upconversion efficiencies.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 June 2004
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 5350, Optical Components and Materials, (14 June 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.523360
Show Author Affiliations
Artur S. Gouveia-Neto, Univ. Federal Rural de Pernambuco (Brazil)
Ernande B. da Costa, Univ. Federal Rural de Pernambuco (Brazil)
Luciano A. Bueno, Univ. Estadual Paulista (Brazil)
Sidney J. L. Ribeiro, Univ. Estadual Paulista (Brazil)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5350:
Optical Components and Materials
Michel J. F. Digonnet; Shibin Jiang, Editor(s)

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