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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 9 — Apr. 28, 2008
  • pp: 6502–6506

Three-photon-excited upconversion luminescence of niobium ions doped silicate glass by a femtosecond laser irradiation

Huidan Zeng, Juan Song, Danping Chen, Shuanglong Yuan, Xiongwei Jiang, Ya Cheng, Yunxia Yang, and Guorong Chen  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 9, pp. 6502-6506 (2008)

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We report on the bluish green upconversion luminescence of niobium ions doped silicate glass by a femtosecond laser irradiation. The dependence of the fluorescence intensity on the pump power density of laser indicates that the conversion of infrared irradiation to visible emission is dominated by three-photon excitation process. We suggest that the charge transfer from O2- to Nb5+ can efficiently contribute to the bluish green emission. The results indicate that transition metal ions without d electrons play an important role in fields of optics when embedded into silicate glass matrix.

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OCIS Codes
(140.7090) Lasers and laser optics : Ultrafast lasers
(160.2750) Materials : Glass and other amorphous materials
(190.4180) Nonlinear optics : Multiphoton processes
(190.7220) Nonlinear optics : Upconversion

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: February 19, 2008
Revised Manuscript: April 15, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: April 15, 2008
Published: April 23, 2008

Huidan Zeng, Juan Song, Danping Chen, Shuanglong Yuan, Xiongwei Jiang, Ya Cheng, Yunxia Yang, and Guorong Chen, "Three-photon-excited upconversion luminescence of niobium ions doped silicate glass by a femtosecond laser irradiation," Opt. Express 16, 6502-6506 (2008)

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