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Optical Materials Express

  • Editor: David J. Hagan
  • Vol. 3, Iss. 11 — Nov. 1, 2013
  • pp: 1803–1809

Three- and four-photon excited upconversion luminescence in terbium doped lutetium silicate powders by femtosecond laser irradiation

Nikifor Rakov, Whualkuer Lozano B., Edilson L. Falcão-filho, Renato B. Guimarães, Glauco S. Maciel, and Cid B. de Araújo  »View Author Affiliations


Optical Materials Express, Vol. 3, Issue 11, pp. 1803-1809 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OME.3.001803


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Abstract

Frequency upconversion (UC) luminescence was investigated in terbium (Tb3+) doped lutetium silicate powders when the samples were irradiated with femtosecond lasers operating either at 800 nm or 1500 nm. The samples with three different Tb3+ concentrations were prepared by the combustion synthesis method. Rietveld analysis of the X-ray powder diffraction data showed the predominance of monoclinic Lu2SiO5 phase. UC luminescence signals induced by three- and four-photon absorption were identified. The mechanisms that originate the anti-Stokes luminescence were discussed.

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OCIS Codes
(160.2540) Materials : Fluorescent and luminescent materials
(190.4180) Nonlinear optics : Multiphoton processes

ToC Category:
Fluorescent and Luminescent Materials

History
Original Manuscript: July 30, 2013
Revised Manuscript: October 1, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: October 1, 2013
Published: October 4, 2013

Citation
Nikifor Rakov, Whualkuer Lozano B., Edilson L. Falcão-filho, Renato B. Guimarães, Glauco S. Maciel, and Cid B. de Araújo, "Three- and four-photon excited upconversion luminescence in terbium doped lutetium silicate powders by femtosecond laser irradiation," Opt. Mater. Express 3, 1803-1809 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ome/abstract.cfm?URI=ome-3-11-1803


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