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  • Vol. 28, Iss. 3 — Feb. 1, 2003
  • pp: 173–175

Intrinsic chromatic switching of visible luminescence in Yb3+,Er3+:CsCdBr3

S. M. Redmond and S. C. Rand  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 28, Issue 3, pp. 173-175 (2003)

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Bistability is reported in sensitized Er3+ luminescence driven by an Yb3+ transition that previously revealed an Yb3+ luminescent instability. To our knowledge this is the first report of bistable energy transfer between different rare-earth ions.

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OCIS Codes
(160.4330) Materials : Nonlinear optical materials
(160.5690) Materials : Rare-earth-doped materials
(190.1450) Nonlinear optics : Bistability

S. M. Redmond and S. C. Rand, "Intrinsic chromatic switching of visible luminescence in Yb3+,Er3+:CsCdBr3," Opt. Lett. 28, 173-175 (2003)

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