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  • Vol. 22, Iss. 4 — Apr. 1, 2005
  • pp: 825–830

Upconversion mechanisms in an erbium-doped transparent glass ceramic

Gina C. Jones and S. N. Houde-Walter  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 22, Issue 4, pp. 825-830 (2005)

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Upconversion fluorescence in an erbium-doped transparent oxyfluoride glass ceramic is studied by use of fluorescence decays and time-dependent fluorescence and excitation spectra. Sequential two-photon absorption upconversion and energy transfer upconversion are reported, and their origins are identified. Sequential two-photon absorption upconversion is produced primarily in the glass phase, and energy transfer upconversion originates exclusively in the crystalline phase.

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OCIS Codes
(160.2750) Materials : Glass and other amorphous materials
(160.3380) Materials : Laser materials
(160.4670) Materials : Optical materials
(160.5690) Materials : Rare-earth-doped materials
(190.7220) Nonlinear optics : Upconversion
(300.6500) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, time-resolved

Gina C. Jones and S. N. Houde-Walter, "Upconversion mechanisms in an erbium-doped transparent glass ceramic," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 22, 825-830 (2005)

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