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J Fluoresc. 2011 Jul;21(4):1337-42. doi: 10.1007/s10895-011-0864-9. Epub 2011 Mar 2.

Intense upconversion luminescence of Yb(3+)-Er (3+) in Li2O content tungsten-tellurite glasses.

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  • 1Department of Applied Physics, Samrat Ashok Technological Institute, Vidisha, MP 464001, India.


The Er(3+) -Yb(3+) codoped in Li(2)O content tungsten -tellurite (TWL) transparent glasses are synthesized and measured the absorption, Raman and upconversion luminescence (UPL) spectra. At room temperature intense green emission peak at 560 nm ((4)S(3/2)→(4)I(15/2)) and red emission peak at 670 nm ((4)F(9/2)→(4)I(15/2)) of Er(3+) observed even at minimum 86 mW pumping power of infrared 980 nm excitation. For structure of the TWL glass, Raman spectrum result revealed that an important role of WO(3) in the formation of glass network linkage with Li(2)O. Under this influence estimated lifetime of the (4)I(11/2) of Er(3+) was 1.89 μs and due to lower phonon energy of the glass produce strong upconversion signal. The effect of Er(2)O(3) concentration on emission intensity result indicated that green emission intensity initially increase in compare to red emission. Under the 980 nm pump power variation measured the relatively increases the red emission to the green emission intensity and analyze the possible upconversion mechanism and process.

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