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  • Vol. 1, Iss. 1 — Mar. 31, 1997
  • pp: 10–14

Energy transfer and photon avalanche in Tm3+:LaF3

Mi-Oh Yoo and Ki-Soo Lim  »View Author Affiliations

Journal of the Optical Society of Korea, Vol. 1, Issue 1, pp. 10-14 (1997)

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Single pulse laser excitation at 656 nm and successive pulse excitation at 635.2 and 648.4 nm produced blue emission at 480 nm by two-step upconversion process in Tm/sup 3+/:LaF/sub 3/. The excited-state absorption cross-section of the /sup 3/F/sub 4/ to /sup 1/G/sub 4/ transition was estimated by a looping mechanism with cross-relaxation processes. The dynamics of up-conversion andthe possibility of the photon avalanche by a pulse laser excitation were studied by numerical simulation with the rate equation model.

© 1997 Optical Society of Korea

Original Manuscript: February 5, 1997
Published: March 1, 1997

Mi-Oh Yoo and Ki-Soo Lim, "Energy transfer and photon avalanche in Tm3+:LaF3," J. Opt. Soc. Korea 1, 10-14 (1997)

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