Balaji, S and Ghosh, Debarati and Biswas, Kaushik and Gupta, Gaurav and Annapurna, K (2016) Experimental evidence for quantum cutting co-operative energy transfer process in Pr3+/Yb3+ ions co-doped fluorotellurite glass: dispute over energy transfer mechanism. Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 18 (48). pp. 33115-33125. ISSN 1463-9076

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Pr3+/Yb3+ doped materials have been widely reported as quantum-cutting materials in recent times. However, the question of the energy transfer mechanism in the Pr3+/Yb3+ pair in light of the quantum-cutting phenomenon still remains unanswered. In view of that, we explored a series of Pr3+/Yb3+ co-doped low phonon fluorotellurite glass systems to estimate the probability of different energy transfer mechanisms. Indeed, a novel and simple way to predict the probability of the proper energy transfer mechanism in the Pr3+/Yb3+ pair is possible by considering the donor Pr3+ ion emission intensities and the relative ratio dependence in the presence of acceptor Yb3+ ions. Moreover, the observed results are very much in accordance with other estimated results that support the quantum-cutting phenomena in Pr3+/Yb3+ pairs, such as sub-linear power dependence of Yb3+ NIR emission upon visible similar to 450 nm laser excitation, integrated area of the donor Pr3+ ion's visible excitation spectrum recorded by monitoring the acceptor Yb3+ ion's NIR emission, and the experimentally obtained absolute quantum yield values using an integrating sphere setup. Our results give a simple way of estimating the probability of an energy transfer mechanism and the factors to be considered, particularly for the Pr3+/Yb3+ pair.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Glass
Divisions: Glass
Depositing User: Bidhan Chaudhuri
Date Deposited: 25 Jan 2017 12:40
Last Modified: 25 Jan 2017 12:40

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