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Optical Materials Express

  • Editor: David Hagan
  • Vol. 4, Iss. 5 — May. 1, 2014
  • pp: 1050–1056

Up-conversion luminescence of Tb3+ ions in germanate glasses under diode-laser excitation of Yb3+

Marcin Kochanowicz, Dominik Dorosz, Jacek Zmojda, Jan Dorosz, Joanna Pisarska, and Wojciech A. Pisarski  »View Author Affiliations

Optical Materials Express, Vol. 4, Issue 5, pp. 1050-1056 (2014)

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Up-conversion luminescence processes of Tb3+ ions in GeO2-Ga2O3-BaO glass system were investigated under diode-laser excitation of Yb3+. Emission bands at 489, 543, 586 and 621nm corresponding to 5D47FJ (J = 6, 5, 4, 3) transitions and luminescence at 381, 415, 435 nm resulting from 5D3, 5G67FJ (J = 6, 5, 4) transitions of Tb3+ were observed. The highest up-conversion emission intensity was obtained for 0.7Yb2O3/0.7Tb2O3 co-doped lead-free germanate glass. The energy transfer coefficient was determined based on fitting of calculations and experimental results by least squares method. The energy transfer coefficient amounts to Cf = 1.5∙10−33 cm6/s while quantum efficiency of the Yb3+→Tb3+ energy transfer is 12%.

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OCIS Codes
(160.3380) Materials : Laser materials
(160.4670) Materials : Optical materials
(160.5690) Materials : Rare-earth-doped materials

ToC Category:
Fluorescent and Luminescent Materials

Original Manuscript: February 25, 2014
Revised Manuscript: April 9, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: April 14, 2014
Published: April 30, 2014

Marcin Kochanowicz, Dominik Dorosz, Jacek Zmojda, Jan Dorosz, Joanna Pisarska, and Wojciech A. Pisarski, "Up-conversion luminescence of Tb3+ ions in germanate glasses under diode-laser excitation of Yb3+," Opt. Mater. Express 4, 1050-1056 (2014)

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