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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 18 — Sep. 9, 2013
  • pp: 21596–21606

Optical temperature sensing of NaYbF4: Tm3+ @ SiO2 core-shell micro-particles induced by infrared excitation

Xiangfu Wang, Jin Zheng, Yan Xuan, and Xiaohong Yan  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 18, pp. 21596-21606 (2013)

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NaYbF4:Tm3+@SiO2 core-shell micro-particles were synthesized by a hydrothermal method and subsequent ultrasonic coating process. Optical temperature sensing has been observed in NaYbF4: Tm3+@SiO2 core-shell micro-particles with a 980 nm infrared laser as excitation source. The fluorescence intensity ratios, optical temperature sensitivity, and temperature dependent population re-distribution ability from the thermally coupled 1D2 /1G4 and 3F2 /3H4 levels of the Tm3+ ion have been analyzed as a function of temperature in the range of 100~700 K in order to check its availability as a optical temperature sensor. A better behavior as a low-temperature sensor has been obtained with a minimum sensitivity of 5.4 × 10−4 K−1 at 430 K. It exhibits temperature induced population re-distribution from 1D2 /1G4 thermally coupled levels at higher temperature range.

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OCIS Codes
(160.5690) Materials : Rare-earth-doped materials
(300.2530) Spectroscopy : Fluorescence, laser-induced
(160.4236) Materials : Nanomaterials
(280.4788) Remote sensing and sensors : Optical sensing and sensors

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Original Manuscript: June 17, 2013
Revised Manuscript: August 10, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: August 12, 2013
Published: September 6, 2013

Xiangfu Wang, Jin Zheng, Yan Xuan, and Xiaohong Yan, "Optical temperature sensing of NaYbF4: Tm3+ @ SiO2 core-shell micro-particles induced by infrared excitation," Opt. Express 21, 21596-21606 (2013)

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