Optical Properties of LaF3:Er,Yb Nanoparticle-Doped Organic–Inorganic Hybrid Material
Oleic acid (OA)-modified LaF3:Er,Yb nanoparticle-doped organic–inorganic hybrid material (OIHM) was prepared. The absorption spectrum and photoluminescence spectrum were analyzed. The full width at half maximum (FWHM) of the photoluminescence spectrum was about 83 nm. The Judd-Ofelt theory was used to analyze the absorption spectrum of Er3+ and obtain the intensity parameters: Ω2 = 2.11 × 10−20 cm2, Ω4 = 0.78 × 10−20 cm2, Ω6 = 0.56 × 10−20 cm2. The line strengths predict spontaneous transition probabilities, and the radiative lifetimes are calculated with the Judd-Ofelt intensity parameters. The calculated radiative lifetime of the excited 4I13/2 state of Er3+ is 13.34 ms. Based on the parameters we calculated, OA-modified LaF3:Er,Yb nanoparticle-doped OIHM is a potential material for polymeric optical waveguide amplifiers.
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Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: 2010-03-01
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