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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 9 — Apr. 26, 2010
  • pp: 8836–8846

Cathodo- and photoluminescence in Yb3+-Er3+ co-doped PbF2 nanoparticles

V. K. Tikhomirov, G. Adamo, A. E. Nikolaenko, V. D. Rodriguez, P. Gredin, M. Mortier, N. I. Zheludev, and V. V. Moshchalkov  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 9, pp. 8836-8846 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.18.008836


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Abstract

We have prepared and studied the PbF2:(Yb3+,Er3+) co-doped nanoparticles, with chemical formula (Yb-Er)xPb1-xF2+x, where x = 0.29, Yb3+/Er3+ = 6, and estimated the energy efficiency for their cathodoluminescence, mostly of Yb3+, and up-conversion photoluminescence of Er3+ to reach more than 0.5% and 20%, respectively, which may be the highest to date for rare-earth doped nanoparticles. Electron beam induced temperature rise in the nanoparticles has been estimated by measuring the ratio of green emission bands of Er3+. These high efficiencies are due to high doping level of nanoparticles and due to low phonon energy of the PbF2 host.

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OCIS Codes
(160.5690) Materials : Rare-earth-doped materials
(160.4236) Materials : Nanomaterials

ToC Category:
Materials

History
Original Manuscript: February 8, 2010
Revised Manuscript: March 14, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: March 15, 2010
Published: April 13, 2010

Citation
V. K. Tikhomirov, G. Adamo, A. E. Nikolaenko, V. D. Rodriguez, P. Gredin, M. Mortier, N. I. Zheludev, and V. V. Moshchalkov, "Cathodo- and photoluminescence in Yb3+-Er3+ co-doped PbF2 nanoparticles," Opt. Express 18, 8836-8846 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-18-9-8836


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