Quantum Cutting in Tm3+/Yb3+-Codoped Lanthanum Aluminum Germanate Glasses

Authors: Zhang, Qiang; Zhu, Bin1; Zhuang, Yixi1; Chen, Guorong2; Liu, Xiaofeng; Zhang, Guang; Qiu, Jianrong1; Chen, Danping3

Source: Journal of the American Ceramic Society, Volume 93, Number 3, March 2010 , pp. 654-657(4)

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

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In the present paper, Tm3+/Yb3+-codoped lanthanum aluminum germanate glasses are prepared by simply melting and quenching method. Quantum cutting (QC) between Tm3+ and Yb3+ ions in these samples is realized; in the QC process, one blue photon at about 467 nm is cut into two near-infrared photons at about 1 m. The maximum energy transfer efficiency and the corresponding QC efficiency can reach as high as 59.9% and 159.9%, respectively.

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1551-2916.2009.03483.x

Affiliations: 1: State Key Laboratory of Silicon Materials, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310027, China 2: Key Laboratory for Ultrafine Materials of Ministry of Education, School of Materials Science and Engineering, East China University of Science and Technology, Shanghai 200237, China 3: Key Laboratory of Material Science and Technology for High Power Lasers, Shanghai Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai 201800, China

Publication date: March 1, 2010

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