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  • Editor: Xi-Cheng Zhang
  • Vol. 39, Iss. 4 — Feb. 15, 2014
  • pp: 918–921

Enhancement of near-infrared to near-infrared upconversion emission in the CeO2: Er3+, Tm3+, Yb3+ inverse opals

Hangjun Wu, Zhengwen Yang, Jiayan Liao, Shenfeng Lai, Jianbei Qiu, Zhiguo Song, Yong Yang, and Dacheng Zhou  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 39, Issue 4, pp. 918-921 (2014)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.39.000918


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Abstract

In this Letter, CeO2: Er3+, Tm3+, Yb3+ inverse opal with near-infrared to near-infrared upconversion emission was prepared by polystyrene colloidal crystal templates, and the influence of photonic bandgap on the upconversion emission was investigated. Comparing with the reference sample, suppression of the blue or red upconversion luminescence was observed in the inverse opals. It is interesting that the near-infrared upconversion emission located at about 803 nm was enhanced due to the inhibition of visible upconversion emission in the inverse opals. Additionally, the variety of upconversion emission mechanisms was observed and discussed in the CeO2: Er3+,Tm3+, Yb3+ inverse opals.

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OCIS Codes
(300.6280) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, fluorescence and luminescence
(050.5298) Diffraction and gratings : Photonic crystals

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: November 28, 2013
Revised Manuscript: December 21, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: December 31, 2013
Published: February 10, 2014

Citation
Hangjun Wu, Zhengwen Yang, Jiayan Liao, Shenfeng Lai, Jianbei Qiu, Zhiguo Song, Yong Yang, and Dacheng Zhou, "Enhancement of near-infrared to near-infrared upconversion emission in the CeO2: Er3+, Tm3+, Yb3+ inverse opals," Opt. Lett. 39, 918-921 (2014)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-39-4-918


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