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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 11 — May. 28, 2007
  • pp: 6883–6888

Multi-photon absorption upconversion luminescence of a Tb3+-doped glass excited by an infrared femtosecond laser

Songmin Zhang, Bin Zhu, Shifeng Zhou, Shiqing Xu, and Jianrong Qiu  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 11, pp. 6883-6888 (2007)

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In this paper we presents the near infrared to visible upconversion luminescence in a Tb3+-doped ZnO-B2O3-SiO2 glass excited with 800nm femtosecond laser irradiation. The upconversion luminescence is attributed to 5D4 to 7F j (j=3, 4, 5, 6) transitions of Tb3+.The relationship between upconversion luminescence intensity and the pump power indicates that a three-photon simultaneous absorption process is dominant in this upconversion luminescence. The calculated value of the three-photon absorption cross section σ3 of the glass is 1.832×10-81cm6s2. Also, three-dimensional display is demonstrated based on the multiphoton absorption upconversion luminescence for the first time.

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OCIS Codes
(120.2040) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Displays
(160.2750) Materials : Glass and other amorphous materials
(190.4180) Nonlinear optics : Multiphoton processes
(320.7090) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast lasers

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: February 27, 2007
Revised Manuscript: May 7, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: May 9, 2007
Published: May 18, 2007

Songmin Zhang, Bin Zhu, Shifeng Zhou, Shiqing Xu, and Jianrong Qiu, "Multi-photon absorption upconversion luminescence of a Tb3+-doped glass excited by an infrared femtosecond laser," Opt. Express 15, 6883-6888 (2007)

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