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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 38, Iss. 19 — Oct. 1, 2013
  • pp: 3754–3757

Magnetic field induced great photoluminescence enhancement in an Er3+:YVO4 single crystal used for high magnetic field calibration

Zong-Wei Ma, Jun-Pei Zhang, Xia Wang, Ying Yu, Jun-Bo Han, Gui-Huan Du, and Liang Li  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 38, Issue 19, pp. 3754-3757 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.38.003754


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Abstract

An optical technique is proposed for the accurate calibration of pulsed high magnetic fields utilizing the magnetic field dependent photoluminescence (PL) properties in an Er3+:YVO4 single crystal at 80 K. Bright green PL emissions are excited by a 487.5 nm laser line and can be enhanced greatly by a magnetic field at certain field values (Bc). Since the Bc’s under 10 T are extremely stable for a given sample at a certain temperature, and the FWHM of the enhancement peaks are less than 0.9 T, an Er3+:YVO4 single crystal is proven to be a good candidate for pulsed high magnetic field calibration. The detailed processes and numerous advantages of the technique are presented in this work.

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OCIS Codes
(160.3820) Materials : Magneto-optical materials
(160.5690) Materials : Rare-earth-doped materials
(280.0280) Remote sensing and sensors : Remote sensing and sensors
(300.2530) Spectroscopy : Fluorescence, laser-induced
(300.6280) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, fluorescence and luminescence

ToC Category:
Materials

History
Original Manuscript: July 2, 2013
Revised Manuscript: August 14, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: August 26, 2013
Published: September 19, 2013

Citation
Zong-Wei Ma, Jun-Pei Zhang, Xia Wang, Ying Yu, Jun-Bo Han, Gui-Huan Du, and Liang Li, "Magnetic field induced great photoluminescence enhancement in an Er3+:YVO4 single crystal used for high magnetic field calibration," Opt. Lett. 38, 3754-3757 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-38-19-3754


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