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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 19 — Sep. 15, 2008
  • pp: 14544–14549

Preparation and up-conversion luminescence of 8 nm rare-earth doped fluoride nanoparticles

V.K. Tikhomirov, M. Mortier, P. Gredin, G. Patriarche, C. Görller-Walrand, and V.V. Moshchalkov  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 19, pp. 14544-14549 (2008)

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Free-standing, 8 nm diameter, rare-earth doped nanoparticles Re10Pb25F65 have been prepared, where Re stands for either single rare-earth ion, such as Er3+, Yb3+, Eu3+, Dy3+, Ho3+, Tm3+ or combinations of those ions. The nanoparticles have been extracted by chemical etching from the oxyfluoride nano-glass-ceramics template and analyzed by transmission electron microscope with energy dispersion spectroscopy. The nanoparticles show durable up-conversion photoluminescence, which is neither concentration nor impurity quenched after 6 months ageing in ambient atmosphere. High doping levels in these nanoparticles ensure high, up to 15%, quantum yield of up-conversion luminescence.

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OCIS Codes
(160.5690) Materials : Rare-earth-doped materials
(250.5230) Optoelectronics : Photoluminescence
(160.4236) Materials : Nanomaterials

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Original Manuscript: June 30, 2008
Revised Manuscript: August 10, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: August 10, 2008
Published: September 2, 2008

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V. K. Tikhomirov, M. Mortier, P. Gredin, G. Patriarche, C. Görller-Walrand, and V. V. Moshchalkov, "Preparation and up-conversion luminescence of 8 nm rare-earth doped fluoride nanoparticles," Opt. Express 16, 14544-14549 (2008)

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