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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 34, Iss. 22 — Nov. 15, 2009
  • pp: 3565–3567

Broadband conversion of visible light to near-infrared emission by Ce 3 + , Yb 3 + -codoped yttrium aluminum garnet

Xiaofeng Liu, Yu Teng, Yixi Zhuang, Junhua Xie, Yanbo Qiao, Guoping Dong, Danping Chen, and Jianrong Qiu  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 34, Issue 22, pp. 3565-3567 (2009)

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We show that Ce 3 + can be an efficient sensitizer for Yb 3 + in the host lattice of yttrium aluminum garnet (YAG). With blue-light excitation to induce the 4 f 5 d transition of Ce 3 + , characteristic near-IR emission of Yb 3 + due to transition of F 5 2 2 F 7 2 2 peaking at 1030 nm is generated as a result of energy transfer from Ce 3 + to Yb 3 + . The result of spectral evolution with temperature indicates that the efficiency of energy transfer is enhanced owing to thermal effect. This evidence implies that the phonon-assisted process participates in the downconversion of YAG: Ce 3 + , Yb 3 + .

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OCIS Codes
(160.2540) Materials : Fluorescent and luminescent materials
(160.5690) Materials : Rare-earth-doped materials
(300.6280) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, fluorescence and luminescence

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Original Manuscript: July 1, 2009
Revised Manuscript: September 28, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: October 7, 2009
Published: November 12, 2009

Xiaofeng Liu, Yu Teng, Yixi Zhuang, Junhua Xie, Yanbo Qiao, Guoping Dong, Danping Chen, and Jianrong Qiu, "Broadband conversion of visible light to near-infrared emission by Ce3+, Yb3+-codoped yttrium aluminum garnet," Opt. Lett. 34, 3565-3567 (2009)

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