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Journal of the Optical Society of America B


  • Editor: Henry M. Van Driel
  • Vol. 24, Iss. 5 — May. 1, 2007
  • pp: 1046–1052

Energy transfer in Yb 3 + Er 3 + -codoped bismuth borate glasses

Yonghao Liu, Yujin Chen, Yanfu Lin, Qiguang Tan, Zundu Luo, and Yidong Huang  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 24, Issue 5, pp. 1046-1052 (2007)

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The mechanism of energy transfer from Yb 3 + to Er 3 + ions has been studied in bismuth borate glasses with a serial Yb 3 + concentration. The analysis of the donor fluorescence decay with a low concentration has been used to determine the multipole character of the energy transfer. The energy-transfer microparameters were determined and used to calculate the migration-assisted energy-transfer rates on the basis of the hopping model, which are in agreement with those obtained by fitting the fluorescence decay curves. An efficient energy transfer from Yb 3 + : F 5 2 2 to Er 3 + : I 11 2 4 in the bismuth borate glasses has been demonstrated.

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OCIS Codes
(160.5690) Materials : Rare-earth-doped materials
(260.2160) Physical optics : Energy transfer
(300.6280) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, fluorescence and luminescence

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: August 30, 2006
Revised Manuscript: January 16, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: January 18, 2007
Published: April 17, 2007

Yonghao Liu, Yujin Chen, Yanfu Lin, Qiguang Tan, Zundu Luo, and Yidong Huang, "Energy transfer in Yb3+-Er3+-codoped bismuth borate glasses," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 24, 1046-1052 (2007)

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