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  • Vol. 36, Iss. 6 — Mar. 15, 2011
  • pp: 1017–1019

Efficient near-infrared emission from neodymium by broadband sensitization of bismuth in zeolites

Zhenhua Bai, Minoru Fujii, Yuki Mori, Yuji Miwa, Minoru Mizuhata, Hong-Tao Sun, and Shinji Hayashi  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 36, Issue 6, pp. 1017-1019 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.36.001017


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Abstract

Nd-Bi codoped zeolites were prepared by an ion-exchange process, and the optical properties were investigated by photoluminescence (PL) and PL excitation spectra, and decay time measurements. The results show that the NIR emission of Nd 3 + ions is significantly enhanced by the introduction of bismuth in codoped samples, and the lifetime reaches 246 μs . It is also observed that NIR-active Bi acts as a sensitizer of Nd 3 + ions. The energy transfer efficiency is also estimated. The peculiar optical properties make Nd-Bi codoped zeolites promising for potential application in biological probes.

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OCIS Codes
(160.4670) Materials : Optical materials
(160.4760) Materials : Optical properties
(300.2140) Spectroscopy : Emission

ToC Category:
Materials

History
Original Manuscript: November 15, 2010
Revised Manuscript: February 22, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: February 22, 2011
Published: March 15, 2011

Virtual Issues
Vol. 6, Iss. 4 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

Citation
Zhenhua Bai, Minoru Fujii, Yuki Mori, Yuji Miwa, Minoru Mizuhata, Hong-Tao Sun, and Shinji Hayashi, "Efficient near-infrared emission from neodymium by broadband sensitization of bismuth in zeolites," Opt. Lett. 36, 1017-1019 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-36-6-1017


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