Patra, Amitava and Saha, Sujata and Alencar, M A R C and Rakov, N and Maciel, G S (2005) Blue upconversion emission of Tm3+-Yb3+ in ZrO2 nanocrystals: Role of Yb3+ ions. Chemical Physics Letters, 407 (4-6). pp. 477-481. ISSN 0009-2614

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The effect of Yb3+ ions on the blue upconversion (UPC) emission of Yb3+-TM3+ co-doped ZrO2 nanocrystals is reported. The blue (490 nm) UPC emission is due to (1)G(4-)(3)H(6) transition of Tm3+ and the pump power dependence of this UPC emission band are cubic indicating that three excitation photons are involved in the UPC process. An additional UPC emission band at 505 nm is observed when the Yb3+ concentration is above 1.25 mol%. The pump power dependence of the emission at 505 nm is quadratic, indicating that this emission may have its origin from excited Yb3+ pairs producing cooperative UPC. (c) 2005 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

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