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Journal of the Optical Society of America B


  • Editor: Henry van Driel
  • Vol. 27, Iss. 11 — Nov. 1, 2010
  • pp: 2384–2392

Optically-pumped mid-IR phosphor using Tm 3 + -sensitized Pr 3 + -doped K Pb 2 Cl 5

Daniel Howse, Michael Logie, A. G. Bluiett, S. O’Connor, N. J. Condon, Joseph Ganem, and S. R. Bowman  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 27, Issue 11, pp. 2384-2392 (2010)

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Efficient energy transfer at room temperature from Tm 3 + to Pr 3 + has been demonstrated in co-doped K Pb 2 Cl 5 . Because of the low phonon energies in K Pb 2 Cl 5 , the energy transfer processes result in the conversion of 805 nm laser diode pump energy to a broad band of mid-IR radiation between 3500 to 5500 nm . Energy transfer pathways, rates, and quantum efficiencies are evaluated. Results show that the material is suitable as a phosphor for the 4 to 5 μ m spectral range that can be optically pumped with low-cost 0.8 μ m laser diodes.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3380) Lasers and laser optics : Laser materials
(160.3380) Materials : Laser materials
(160.4760) Materials : Optical properties
(160.5690) Materials : Rare-earth-doped materials
(300.6280) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, fluorescence and luminescence
(300.6340) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, infrared

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Original Manuscript: June 22, 2010
Revised Manuscript: September 10, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: September 13, 2010
Published: October 22, 2010

Daniel Howse, Michael Logie, A. G. Bluiett, S. O'Connor, N. J. Condon, Joseph Ganem, and S. R. Bowman, "Optically-pumped mid-IR phosphor using Tm3+-sensitized Pr3+-doped KPb2Cl5," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 27, 2384-2392 (2010)

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