Patra, Amitava and Ghosh, P and Saha Chowdhury, Paramita and Alencar, M A R C and Lozano, B W and Rakov, N and Maciel, G S (2005) Red to blue tunable upconversion in Tm3+-doped ZrO2 nanocrystals. Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 109 (20). pp. 10142-10146. ISSN 1520-6106

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The effect of dopant concentration on the blue upconversion (UPC) emission of Tm3+-doped ZrO2 nanocrystals under different excitation wavelengths in the red region is reported. The UPC emissions are due to the f-f electronic transitions from excited states (1)G(4) and D-1(2) of Tm3+. We observed a chromatic change in the UPC with tuning the excitation wavelength. The UPC emission bands at 475, 488, and 501 nm are observed under excitation at 649 nm, but bands centered at 454 and 460 nm are observed when the excitation wavelength is tuned to 655 run. The UPC emission could be tuned from 501 to 454 nm (similar to 47 nm) by changing the excitation wavelength from 649 to 655 nm (similar to 6 nm). The pump power dependence of the emission bands at 475, 488, and 501 nm were investigated on excitation intensity at 649 nm, and the emission bands at 454 and 460 nm are investigated on excitation intensity at 655 nm, which confirms that all of these UPC emission lines are a two-photon absorption process.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Engineering Materials
Divisions: Sol Gel
Depositing User: Bidhan Chaudhuri
Date Deposited: 20 Mar 2012 06:53
Last Modified: 20 Mar 2012 06:53

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