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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 5 — Mar. 11, 2013
  • pp: 6020–6027

Efficient three-photon luminescence with strong polarization dependence from a scintillating silicate glass co-doped with Gd3+ and Tb3+

Guang-Can Li, Cheng-Yun Zhang, Hai-Dong Deng, Guang-Yin Liu, Sheng Lan, Qi- Qian, Zhong-Min Yang, and Achanta Venu Gopal  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 5, pp. 6020-6027 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.21.006020


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Abstract

Efficient three-photon luminescence (3PL) from a scintillating silicate glass co-doped with Gd3+ and Tb3+ was generated by using a focused femtosecond laser beam at 800 nm. Four emission bands centered at 496, 541, 583, and 620 nm were identified as the electronic transitions between the energy levels of Tb3+ followed by three-photon absorption (3PA) in Gd3+ and Tb3+ and the resonant energy transfer from Gd3+ to Tb3+. More interestingly, a strong polarization dependence of the 3PL was observed and it is ascribed to the polarization dependent 3PA in Gd3+ and Tb3+ and/or the angular distribution of photogenerated electrons in the glass.

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OCIS Codes
(160.5690) Materials : Rare-earth-doped materials
(190.4180) Nonlinear optics : Multiphoton processes
(190.7220) Nonlinear optics : Upconversion

ToC Category:
Materials

History
Original Manuscript: December 21, 2012
Revised Manuscript: February 18, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: February 23, 2013
Published: March 4, 2013

Citation
Guang-Can Li, Cheng-Yun Zhang, Hai-Dong Deng, Guang-Yin Liu, Sheng Lan, Qi- Qian, Zhong-Min Yang, and Achanta Venu Gopal, "Efficient three-photon luminescence with strong polarization dependence from a scintillating silicate glass co-doped with Gd3+ and Tb3+," Opt. Express 21, 6020-6027 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-21-5-6020


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