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Title: Three-photon near-infrared quantum cutting in Tm{sup 3+}-doped transparent oxyfluoride glass ceramics

Abstract

Efficient three-step sequential three-photon near-infrared (NIR) quantum cutting in Tm{sup 3+}-doped transparent oxyfluoride glass ceramics has been demonstrated, where an absorbed blue photon could be cut into three NIR photons at 1190, 1460, and 1800 nm with quantum yield greater than unity. On the basis of static and dynamic photoemission, monitored excitation, and time-resolved fluorescence spectra, we investigate in detail the underlying optoelectronic mechanism. Further development of an efficient triply-cutting material might open up a path towards ultra-efficient photonic devices, which enables more photons emitted than absorbed in the excitation process.

Authors:
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  1. State Key Laboratory of Luminescence Materials and Devices, and Institute of Optical Communication Materials, South China University of Technology, Guangzhou 510641 (China)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22080501
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Applied Physics Letters
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 101; Journal Issue: 17; Other Information: (c) 2012 American Institute of Physics; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA); Journal ID: ISSN 0003-6951
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; ABSORPTION; CERAMICS; DOPED MATERIALS; EXCITATION; FLUORESCENCE; FLUORESCENCE SPECTROSCOPY; GLASS; MULTI-PHOTON PROCESSES; NEAR INFRARED RADIATION; OXYFLUORIDES; PHOTOEMISSION; PHOTONS; THULIUM ADDITIONS; TIME RESOLUTION; VISIBLE RADIATION

Citation Formats

Yu, D. C., Zhang, J. P., Chen, Q. J., Zhang, W. J., Yang, Z. M., and Zhang, Q. Y. Three-photon near-infrared quantum cutting in Tm{sup 3+}-doped transparent oxyfluoride glass ceramics. United States: N. p., 2012. Web. doi:10.1063/1.4764005.
Yu, D. C., Zhang, J. P., Chen, Q. J., Zhang, W. J., Yang, Z. M., & Zhang, Q. Y. Three-photon near-infrared quantum cutting in Tm{sup 3+}-doped transparent oxyfluoride glass ceramics. United States. doi:10.1063/1.4764005.
Yu, D. C., Zhang, J. P., Chen, Q. J., Zhang, W. J., Yang, Z. M., and Zhang, Q. Y. Mon . "Three-photon near-infrared quantum cutting in Tm{sup 3+}-doped transparent oxyfluoride glass ceramics". United States. doi:10.1063/1.4764005.
@article{osti_22080501,
title = {Three-photon near-infrared quantum cutting in Tm{sup 3+}-doped transparent oxyfluoride glass ceramics},
author = {Yu, D. C. and Zhang, J. P. and Chen, Q. J. and Zhang, W. J. and Yang, Z. M. and Zhang, Q. Y.},
abstractNote = {Efficient three-step sequential three-photon near-infrared (NIR) quantum cutting in Tm{sup 3+}-doped transparent oxyfluoride glass ceramics has been demonstrated, where an absorbed blue photon could be cut into three NIR photons at 1190, 1460, and 1800 nm with quantum yield greater than unity. On the basis of static and dynamic photoemission, monitored excitation, and time-resolved fluorescence spectra, we investigate in detail the underlying optoelectronic mechanism. Further development of an efficient triply-cutting material might open up a path towards ultra-efficient photonic devices, which enables more photons emitted than absorbed in the excitation process.},
doi = {10.1063/1.4764005},
journal = {Applied Physics Letters},
issn = {0003-6951},
number = 17,
volume = 101,
place = {United States},
year = {2012},
month = {10}
}