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Optical Materials Express

  • Editor: David J. Hagan
  • Vol. 2, Iss. 11 — Nov. 1, 2012
  • pp: 1529–1537

Temporal dynamics of IR-to-visible up-conversion in LiNbO3:Er3+/Yb3+: a path to phosphors with tunable chromaticity

Martina Marin-Dobrincic, Eugenio Cantelar, and Fernando Cusso  »View Author Affiliations

Optical Materials Express, Vol. 2, Issue 11, pp. 1529-1537 (2012)

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In this work, a study of the temporal dynamical behavior of IR-visible up-conversion in the LiNbO3: Er3+/Yb3+ system under modulated IR excitation at 980 nm is presented. It is shown that modulation characteristics, including the relative green-to-red emission ratio (GRR), can be quantitatively explained by using the rate equations formalism. The relevant spectroscopic magnitudes are identified and this provides a general framework to explore the properties of other Er3+/Yb3+ doped up-converting phosphors.

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OCIS Codes
(160.2540) Materials : Fluorescent and luminescent materials
(160.3730) Materials : Lithium niobate
(160.5690) Materials : Rare-earth-doped materials
(250.5230) Optoelectronics : Photoluminescence
(300.6280) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, fluorescence and luminescence

ToC Category:
Fluorescent and Luminescent Materials

Original Manuscript: August 22, 2012
Revised Manuscript: September 9, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: September 9, 2012
Published: October 1, 2012

Martina Marin-Dobrincic, Eugenio Cantelar, and Fernando Cusso, "Temporal dynamics of IR-to-visible up-conversion in LiNbO3:Er3+/Yb3+: a path to phosphors with tunable chromaticity," Opt. Mater. Express 2, 1529-1537 (2012)

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