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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 34, Iss. 7 — Apr. 1, 2009
  • pp: 887–889

Three-photon infrared quantum cutting from single species of rare-earth Er 3 + ions in Er 0.3 Gd 0.7 V O 4 crystalline

Xiaobo Chen, Jinguang Wu, Xiaolin Xu, Yunzhi Zhang, Naruhito Sawanobori, Chunlin Zhang, Qinghua Pan, and Gragory J. Salamo  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 34, Issue 7, pp. 887-889 (2009)

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An effective three-photon IR quantum cutting excited by visible light used for solar cells, which has attracted broad attention of academia recently, is reported for the first time (to our knowledge). It is based on a single species of rare-earth Er 3 + ion of Er 0.3 Gd 0.7 V O 4 crystalline. It was found that the approximate quantum cutting efficiency of the 1532.5 nm I 13 2 4 I 15 2 4 fluorescence, when the H 11 2 2 level was excited, is about 178.55%.

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OCIS Codes
(160.5690) Materials : Rare-earth-doped materials
(250.5230) Optoelectronics : Photoluminescence
(260.2160) Physical optics : Energy transfer
(300.6340) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, infrared
(300.6410) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, multiphoton
(300.6440) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, optogalvanic

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Original Manuscript: January 7, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: February 5, 2009
Published: March 17, 2009

Xiaobo Chen, Jinguang Wu, Xiaolin Xu, Yunzhi Zhang, Naruhito Sawanobori, Chunlin Zhang, Qinghua Pan, and Gragory J. Salamo, "Three-photon infrared quantum cutting from single species of rare-earth Er3+ ions in Er0.3Gd0.7VO4 crystalline," Opt. Lett. 34, 887-889 (2009)

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