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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 14, Iss. 5 — Mar. 6, 2006
  • pp: 1899–1904

Blue upconversion luminescence generation in Ce3+:Gd2SiO5 crystals by infrared femtosecond laser irradiation

Yongjun Dong, Jun Xu, Guoqing Zhou, Guangjun Zhao, Mingyin Jie, Lu Yun Yang, Liangbi Su, Jianrong Qiu, Weiwei Feng, and Lihuang lin  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 14, Issue 5, pp. 1899-1904 (2006)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.14.001899


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Abstract

Blue frequency-upconversion fluorescence emission has been observed in Ce3+-doped Gd2SiO5 single crystals, pumped with 120-fs 800 nm IR laser pulses. The observed fluorescence emission peaks at about 440nm is due to 5d→4f transition of Ce3+ ions. The intensity dependence of the blue fluorescence emission on the IR excitation laser power obeys the cubic law, demonstrating three-photon absorption process. Analysis suggested that three-photon simultaneous absorption induced population inversion should be the predominant frequency upconversion mechanism.

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OCIS Codes
(160.5690) Materials : Rare-earth-doped materials
(190.4180) Nonlinear optics : Multiphoton processes
(190.7220) Nonlinear optics : Upconversion
(320.2250) Ultrafast optics : Femtosecond phenomena

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: January 6, 2006
Revised Manuscript: February 15, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: February 18, 2006
Published: March 6, 2006

Citation
Yongjun Dong, Jun Xu, Guoqing Zhou, Guangjun Zhao, Mingyin Jie, LuYun Yang, Liangbi Su, Jianrong Qiu, Weiwei Feng, and Lihuang Lin, "Blue upconversion luminescence generation in Ce3+:Gd2SiO5 crystals by infrared femtosecond laser irradiation," Opt. Express 14, 1899-1904 (2006)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-14-5-1899


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