OSA's Digital Library

Applied Optics

Applied Optics

APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Editor: James C. Wyant
  • Vol. 47, Iss. 34 — Dec. 1, 2008
  • pp: 6416–6421

Transparent colloid containing upconverting nanocrystals: an alternative medium for three-dimensional volumetric display

Xiaofeng Liu, Guoping Dong, Yanbo Qiao, and Jianrong Qiu  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 47, Issue 34, pp. 6416-6421 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.47.006416


View Full Text Article

Enhanced HTML    Acrobat PDF (543 KB)





Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


   


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools

Share
Citations

Abstract

We report an alternative medium of transparent upconverting colloid containing lanthanide ion doped NaYF 4 nanocrystals for three-dimensional (3D) volumetric display. The colloids exhibit tunable upconversion luminescence with a wide spectrum of colors by adjusting the doping concentrations of the nanocrystals and the compositions of the colloids. Our preliminary experimental result indicates that an upconverting colloid-based 3D volumetric display using a convergent near infrared laser beam to induce a localized luminescent spot near the focus is technically feasible. Therefore arbitrary 3D objects can be created inside the upconverting colloid by use of computer controlled 3D scanning systems.

© 2008 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(120.2040) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Displays
(160.5690) Materials : Rare-earth-doped materials
(190.7220) Nonlinear optics : Upconversion
(260.2510) Physical optics : Fluorescence
(160.4236) Materials : Nanomaterials

ToC Category:
Materials

History
Original Manuscript: September 4, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: October 17, 2008
Published: November 26, 2008

Citation
Xiaofeng Liu, Guoping Dong, Yanbo Qiao, and Jianrong Qiu, "Transparent colloid containing upconverting nanocrystals: an alternative medium for three-dimensional volumetric display," Appl. Opt. 47, 6416-6421 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-47-34-6416


Sort:  Author  |  Year  |  Journal  |  Reset  

References

  1. F. Auzel, “Upconversion and anti-Stokes processes with f and d ions in solids,” Chem. Rev. 104, 139-173 (2004). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  2. T. Sandrock, H. Scheife, E. Heumann, and G. Huber, “High-power continuous-wave upconversion fiber laser at room temperature,” Opt. Lett. 22, 808-810 (1997). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  3. B. L. Cushing, V. L. Kolesnichenko, and C. J. O'Connor, “Recent advances in the liquid-phase syntheses of inorganic nanoparticles,” Chem. Rev. 104, 3893-3946 (2004). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  4. X. Wang, J. Zhuang, Q. Peng, and Y. Li, “A general strategy for nanocrystal synthesis,” Nature 437, 121-124 (2005). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  5. S. Heer, K. Kömpe, H. Güdel, and M. Haase, “Highly efficient multicolor upconversion emission in transparent colloids of lanthanide-doped NaYF4 nanocrystals,” Adv. Mater. 16, 2102-2105 (2004). [CrossRef]
  6. A. Sullivan, “3-deep new displays render images you can almost reach out and touch,” IEEE Spectrum 42, 30-35 (2005). [CrossRef]
  7. T. R. Hinklin, S. C. Rand, and R. M. Laine, “Transparent, polycrystalline upconverting nanoceramics: towards 3-D displays,” Adv. Mater. 20, 1270-1273 (2008). [CrossRef]
  8. T. Honda, T. Doumuki, A. Akella, L. Galambos, and L. Hesselink, “One-color one-beam pumping of Er3+-doped ZBLAN glasses for a three-dimensional two-step excitation display,” Opt. Lett. 23, 1108-1110 (1998). [CrossRef]
  9. E. Downing, L. Hesselink, J. Raltson, and R. Macfarlane, “A three-color, solid-state three-dimensional display,” Science 273, 1185-1189 (1996). [CrossRef]
  10. D. Miyazaki, M. Lasher, and Y. Fainman, “Fluorescent volumetric display excited by a single infrared beam,” Appl. Opt. 44, 5281-5285 (2005). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  11. Y. Sun and Y. Xia, “Shape-controlled synthesis of gold and silver nanoparticles,” Science 298, 2176-2179 (2002). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  12. C. Feldmann, M. Roming, and K. Trampert, “Polyol-mediated synthesis of nanoscale CaF2 and CaF2: Ce, Tb,” Small 2, 1248-1250 (2006). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  13. Z. Li and Y. Zhang, “Monodisperse silica-coated polyvinyl pyrrolidone/NaYF4 nanocrystals with multicolor upconversion fluorescence emission,” Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. Engl. 45, 7732-7735 (2006). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  14. D. Matsuura, “Red, green, and blue upconversion luminescence of trivalent-rare-earth ion-doped Y2O3 nanocrystals,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 81, 4526-4528 (2002). [CrossRef]
  15. G. Chen, Y. Zhang, G. Somesfalean, Z. Zhang, Q. Sun, and F. Wang, “Two-color upconversion in rare-earth-ion-doped ZrO2 nanocrystals,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 89, 163105 (2006). [CrossRef]
  16. J. F. Suyver, A. Aebischer, D. Biner, P. Gerner, J. Grimm, S. Heer, K. W. Kramer, C. Reinhard, and H. U. Gudel, “Novel materials doped with trivalent lanthanides and transition metal ions showing near-infrared to visible photon upconversion,” Opt. Mater. 27, 1111-1130 (2005). [CrossRef]
  17. D. L. Dexter, “A theory of sensitized luminescence in solids,” J. Chem. Phys. 21, 836-850 (1953). [CrossRef]
  18. Z. Xiao, R. Serna, F. Xu, and C. N. Afonso, “Critical separation for efficient Tm3+-Tm3+ energy transfer evidenced in nanostructured Tm3+: Al2O3 thin films,” Opt. Lett. 33, 608-610(2008). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  19. M. Kerle, The Scattering of Light (Academic, 1969).
  20. D. R. Lide, Handbook of Chemistry and Physics, 84th ed. (CRC Press, 2003).

Cited By

Alert me when this paper is cited

OSA is able to provide readers links to articles that cite this paper by participating in CrossRef's Cited-By Linking service. CrossRef includes content from more than 3000 publishers and societies. In addition to listing OSA journal articles that cite this paper, citing articles from other participating publishers will also be listed.

Figures

Fig. 1 Fig. 2 Fig. 3
 
Fig. 4 Fig. 5
 

« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited