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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 20 — Oct. 1, 2007
  • pp: 13421–13433

Analysis on fluorescence intensity reverse photonic phenomenon between red and green fluorescence of oxyfluoride nanophase vitroceramics

Xiaobo Chen, Zengfu Song, Lili Hu, Junjie Zhang, Ce Wang, Lei Wen, and Song Li  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 20, pp. 13421-13433 (2007)

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An interesting fluorescence intensity reverse photonic phenomenon between red and green fluorescence is investigated. The dynamic range ∑ of intensity reverse between red and green fluorescence of Er(0.5)Yb(3):FOV oxyfluoride nanophase vitroceramics, when excited by 378.5nm and 522.5nm light respectively, is about 4.32×102. It is calculated that the phonon-assistant energy transfer rate of the electric multi-dipole interaction of {4G11/2(Er3+)→4F9/2(Er3+), 2F7/2(Yb3+)→2F5/2(Yb3+)} energy transfer of Er(0.5)Yb(3):FOV is around 1.380×108s-1, which is much larger than the relative multiphonon nonradiative relaxation rates 3.20×105s-1. That energy transfer rate for general material with same rare earth ion’s concentration is about 1.194×105s-1. These are the reason to emerge the unusual intensity reverse phenomenon in Er(0.5)Yb(3):FOV.

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OCIS Codes
(160.5690) Materials : Rare-earth-doped materials
(250.5230) Optoelectronics : Photoluminescence
(300.6280) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, fluorescence and luminescence
(300.6420) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, nonlinear
(160.4236) Materials : Nanomaterials

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Original Manuscript: August 14, 2007
Revised Manuscript: September 17, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: September 18, 2007
Published: September 28, 2007

Xiaobo Chen, Zengfu Song, Junjie Zhang, Lili Hu, Lei Wen, Ce Wang, and Song Li, "Analysis on fluorescence intensity reverse photonic phenomenon between red and green fluorescence of oxyfluoride nanophase vitroceramics," Opt. Express 15, 13421-13433 (2007)

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