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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 3 — Feb. 1, 2010
  • pp: 2934–2939

Power switched multiphoton upconversion emissions of Er3+ in Yb3+/Er3+ codoped β-NaYF4 microcrystals induced by 980 nm excitation

Kezhi Zheng, Lili Wang, Daisheng Zhang, Dan Zhao, and Weiping Qin  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 3, pp. 2934-2939 (2010)

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Multiphoton upconversion (UC) emissions from the high-energy states (4G9/2, 4G7/2, 2K13/2, and 2P3/2) of Er3+ ions were observed under 980 nm excitation. These high-energy excited states were populated by a five-photon or a four-photon UC process conditionally, which depended on the near-infrared (NIR) pump density. Experiments exhibited that the power dependence originated from the varied populating routes of intermediated 4S3/2 and 4F9/2 of Er3+ under different NIR pump power. A mechanism of the power density-dependent multiphoton UC processes was proposed based on experimental data and analysis.

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OCIS Codes
(190.4180) Nonlinear optics : Multiphoton processes
(300.6540) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, ultraviolet

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: October 30, 2009
Revised Manuscript: January 6, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: January 12, 2010
Published: January 27, 2010

Kezhi Zheng, Lili Wang, Daisheng Zhang, Dan Zhao, and Weiping Qin, "Power switched multiphoton upconversion emissions of Er3+ in Yb3+/Er3+ codoped β-NaYF4 microcrystals induced by 980 nm excitation," Opt. Express 18, 2934-2939 (2010)

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