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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 22 — Oct. 27, 2008
  • pp: 18028–18033

Sublinear and superlinear photoluminescence from Nd doped anodic aluminum oxide templates loaded with Ag nanowires

Zhang-Kai Zhou, Xiong-Rui Su, Xiao-Niu Peng, and Li Zhou  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 22, pp. 18028-18033 (2008)

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We first time prepared Nd3+ ions doped anodic aluminum oxide (Nd:AAO) templates, reported linear, sublinear and superlinear photoluminescence (PL) from Nd:AAO templates loaded with Ag nanowires in different excitation power regions, in which, the excitation laser with wavelength 805 nm resonantly pumped the population to 4F5/2 states of Nd3+, and the radiative transitions 4F3/24I9/2 of Nd3+ centered at 880 nm. The excitation power dependences of emission polarization ratio and the spectral width were also investigated. The observed nonlinear amplifications of the PL intensity implied strong interaction between randomly-dispersed Nd3+ ions and ordered-arrayed Ag nanowires in AAO templates.

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(160.2540) Materials : Fluorescent and luminescent materials
(190.4160) Nonlinear optics : Multiharmonic generation
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons

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Original Manuscript: June 30, 2008
Revised Manuscript: October 16, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: October 17, 2008
Published: October 21, 2008

Zhang-Kai Zhou, Xiong-Rui Su, Xiao-Niu Peng, and Li Zhou, "Sublinear and superlinear photoluminescence from Nd doped anodic aluminum oxide templates loaded with Ag nanowires," Opt. Express 16, 18028-18033 (2008)

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