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Optical Materials Express

  • Editor: David Hagan
  • Vol. 4, Iss. 6 — Jun. 1, 2014
  • pp: 1186–1196

Tunable white upconversion luminescence from Yb3+-Tm3+-Mn2+ tri-doped perovskite nanocrystals

E. H. Song, S. Ding, M. Wu, S. Ye, Z. T. Chen, Y. Y. Ma, and Q. Y. Zhang  »View Author Affiliations

Optical Materials Express, Vol. 4, Issue 6, pp. 1186-1196 (2014)

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Tunable broadband white upconversion (UC) luminescence has been demonstrated in Yb3+/Tm3+/Mn2+ tri-doped KZnF3 nanocrystals from the excitation of a 976 nm laser diode (LD). The white light is composed of three sharp band peaks at 480, 650 and 700 nm, originating from the UC emissions of Tm3+ ions, and one broad band centered at 585 nm, originating from exchange-coupled Yb3+–Mn2+ dimers. The effects of the concentration, pump power and temperature on the UC luminescence properties of KZnF3:Yb3+,Tm3+,Mn2+ nanocrystals have been investigated. By changing the Mn2+/Tm3+ content ratio, various colors of the UC luminescence can be easily obtained in KZnF3:Yb3+,Tm3+,Mn2+ nanocrystals, which gives these nanocrystals potential applications in the fields of lighting, displays and lasers.

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OCIS Codes
(160.2540) Materials : Fluorescent and luminescent materials
(160.4670) Materials : Optical materials
(160.5690) Materials : Rare-earth-doped materials
(160.6990) Materials : Transition-metal-doped materials

ToC Category:
Fluorescent and Luminescent Materials

Original Manuscript: April 4, 2014
Revised Manuscript: May 8, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: May 8, 2014
Published: May 15, 2014

E. H. Song, S. Ding, M. Wu, S. Ye, Z. T. Chen, Y. Y. Ma, and Q. Y. Zhang, "Tunable white upconversion luminescence from Yb3+-Tm3+-Mn2+ tri-doped perovskite nanocrystals," Opt. Mater. Express 4, 1186-1196 (2014)

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