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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 5 — Mar. 2, 2009
  • pp: 3878–3883

Red upconversion emission in LiNbO3 codoped with Er3+ and Eu3+

Ai-Hua Li, Zhi-Ren Zheng, Tian-Quan Lü, Qiang Lü, and Wei-Long Liu  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 5, pp. 3878-3883 (2009)

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Red upconversion (UC) emission at 626 nm is obtained from a LiNbO3 crystal codoped with Er3+ and Eu3+ under 800 nm femtosecond laser excitation. Energy transfer from (2H11/2,4S3/2) levels of Er3+, which are excited by excited state absorptions, to 5D1 of Eu3+ followed by cascade to 5D0 nonradiatively leads to this red UC emission. The energy transfer efficiency of ~30% is obtained in LiNbO3:Er3+(1.0 mol%),Eu3+(0.1 mol%). These initial experimental results indicate that the red UC emission can be obtained from Er3+/Eu3+ codoped system under diode laser excitation.

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OCIS Codes
(160.5690) Materials : Rare-earth-doped materials
(190.7220) Nonlinear optics : Upconversion
(300.6500) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, time-resolved

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: August 22, 2008
Revised Manuscript: January 12, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: February 17, 2009
Published: February 27, 2009

Ai-Hua Li, Zhi-Ren Zheng, Tian-Quan Lü, Qiang Lü, and Wei-Long Liu, "Red upconversion emission in LiNbO3 codoped with Er3+ and Eu3+," Opt. Express 17, 3878-3883 (2009)

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