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  • Editor: Bernard Kippelen
  • Vol. 20, Iss. S4 — Jul. 2, 2012
  • pp: A510–A518

Study on the effects of 5d energy locations of Ce3+ ions on NIR quantum cutting process in Y2SiO5: Ce3+, Yb3+

Wenli Zhou, Jie Yang, Jing Wang, Ye Li, Xiaojun Kuang, Jinke Tang, and Hongbin Liang  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue S4, pp. A510-A518 (2012)

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The effects of the 5d energy locations of Ce3+ centers on the NIR quantum cutting process were studied in Y2SiO5 with two different substitutional Y3+ lattice sites for Ce3+ and Yb3+. Powder XRD and Rietveld refinement were used to characterize phase purity, crystal structure, lattice parameters and occupation fractions of Y2-x-yCexYbySiO5 (x = 0.002 and 0.3, y = 0-0.2). PLE and PL spectra show that both kinds of Ce3+ centers in Y2-x-yCexYbySiO5 can cooperatively transfer energy to Yb3+-Yb3+ ions pair. The dependence of the integrated emission intensities of Ce3+ and Yb3+, decay lifetime (τ) of Ce3+, nonradiative energy transfer rate (KCe→Yb), cooperative energy transfer efficiency (ηCET) and quantum efficiency (ηQE) on the concentration of Yb3+ ions were studied in details. More importantly, these results demonstrate that the 5d energy locations of Ce3+ ions have a great influence on NIR quantum cutting process in Ce3+-Yb3+ system: the closer they are to twice the absorption energy (~20000 cm−1) of Yb3+, the higher the cooperative energy transfer efficiency from the lowest 5d excited state of Ce3+ to the Yb3+-Yb3+ ions pair.

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OCIS Codes
(160.5690) Materials : Rare-earth-doped materials
(260.2160) Physical optics : Energy transfer
(300.6280) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, fluorescence and luminescence

ToC Category:
Fluorescent and Luminescent Materials

Original Manuscript: March 16, 2012
Revised Manuscript: May 10, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: May 24, 2012
Published: June 7, 2012

Wenli Zhou, Jie Yang, Jing Wang, Ye Li, Xiaojun Kuang, Jinke Tang, and Hongbin Liang, "Study on the effects of 5d energy locations of Ce3+ ions on NIR quantum cutting process in Y2SiO5: Ce3+, Yb3+," Opt. Express 20, A510-A518 (2012)

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