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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 13 — Jun. 21, 2010
  • pp: 13842–13850

Efficient Nd3+→Yb3+ energy transfer in 0.8CaSiO3-0.2Ca3(PO4)2 eutectic glass

Rolindes Balda, Jose Ignacio Peña, M. Angeles Arriandiaga, and Joaquín Fernández  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 13, pp. 13842-13850 (2010)

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In this work we report the study of energy transfer between Nd3+ and Yb3+ ions in glasses with the 0.8CaSiO3-0.2Ca3(PO4)2 eutectic composition at room temperature by using steady-state and time-resolved laser spectroscopy. The Nd3+→Yb3+ transfer efficiency obtained from the Nd3+ lifetimes in the single doped and codoped samples reaches 73% for the highest Nd3+ concentration. The donor decay curves obtained under pulsed excitation have been used to establish the multipolar nature of the Nd3+→ Yb3+ transfer process and the energy transfer microparameter. The nonradiative energy transfer is consistent with an electric dipole-dipole interaction mechanism assisted by energy migration among donors. Back transfer from Yb3+ to Nd3+ is also observed.

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OCIS Codes
(160.5690) Materials : Rare-earth-doped materials
(300.6280) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, fluorescence and luminescence

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Original Manuscript: May 10, 2010
Revised Manuscript: June 8, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: June 9, 2010
Published: June 11, 2010

Rolindes Balda, Jose Ignacio Peña, M. Angeles Arriandiaga, and Joaquín Fernández, "Efficient Nd3+→Yb3+ energy transfer in 0.8CaSiO3-0.2Ca3(PO4)2 eutectic glass," Opt. Express 18, 13842-13850 (2010)

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