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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 3 — Jan. 31, 2011
  • pp: 1824–1829

Effects of site substitutions and concentration on upconversion luminescence of Er3+-doped perovskite titanate

Yang Zhang, Jianhua Hao, Chee Leung Mak, and Xianhua Wei  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 3, pp. 1824-1829 (2011)

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Upconversion photoluminescence (PL) of Er3+-doped BaTiO3 (BTO) with perovskite ABO3 structure is studied in terms of Er3+ substitutions for Ba (A-) and Ti (B-site) with different Er3+ doping concentrations. PL quenching with an increase Er3+ doping concentration is investigated based on the structural change and energy transfer of cross-relaxation process in BTO: Er, i.e. 2H11/2 + 4I15/24I9/2 + 4I13/2. Temperature dependence of the PL in BTO: Er is revealed, which is associated with phase transitions of BTO host. The results imply that the emission from substituted Er3+ ions may be used as a structural probe for the ferroelectric titanates.

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OCIS Codes
(160.2260) Materials : Ferroelectrics
(160.5690) Materials : Rare-earth-doped materials
(190.7220) Nonlinear optics : Upconversion

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Original Manuscript: December 14, 2010
Revised Manuscript: January 11, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: January 11, 2011
Published: January 14, 2011

Yang Zhang, Jianhua Hao, Chee Leung Mak, and Xianhua Wei, "Effects of site substitutions and concentration on upconversion luminescence of Er3+-doped perovskite titanate," Opt. Express 19, 1824-1829 (2011)

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