Abstract

In this Letter, we reported on an interesting multiphoton infrared quantum cutting phenomenon in Yb3+Tb3+-doped oxyfluoride vitroceramics phosphors. From the study results it is found that the absorption of one 288.0 nm photon of the matrix results in the emission of two 975.5 nm photons of the Yb3+ ion. In addition, it is found also that one 255.0 nm photon of the matrix may result in the emission of three 975.5 nm photons of the Yb3+ ion, due to the fact that their cooperative energy transfer rate is larger than multiphonon nonradiative relaxation rate.

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[CrossRef]

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B. M. van der Ende, L. Aarts, and A. Meijerink, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 11, 11081 (2009).
[CrossRef]

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Dai, N.

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T. Trupke, M. Green, and P. Wurfel, J. Appl. Phys. 92, 1668 (2002).
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P. Vergeer, T. J. H. Vlugt, M. H. F. Kox, M. I. den Hertog, J. P. J. M. van der Eerden, and A. Meijerink, Phys. Rev. B 71, 014119 (2005).
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P. Vergeer, T. J. H. Vlugt, M. H. F. Kox, M. I. den Hertog, J. P. J. M. van der Eerden, and A. Meijerink, Phys. Rev. B 71, 014119 (2005).
[CrossRef]

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

XRD pattern of the YbTb:FOV sample.

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

350–1028 nm visible and near infrared fluorescence emission spectra, when excited by 278.0 nm light, for the (a) Tb(0.7):FOV (blue line), (b) Tb(0.7)Yb(1):FOV (pink line), and (c) Tb(0.7)Yb(1.7):FOV (green line). The inset shows the 398.0 nm fluorescence lifetime curves of the Tb(0.7):FOV (blue line) and Tb(0.7)Yb(1.7):FOV (pink line).

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

250–550 nm excitation spectra when the fluorescence wavelength is received at (a) 975.5, (b) 582.5, and (c) 425.0 nm for the Tb(0.7):FOV (blue line), Tb(0.7)Yb(1):FOV (pink line), and Tb(0.7)Yb(1.7):FOV (yellow line).

Fig. 4.
Fig. 4.

Structural diagrams of the energy levels of the Yb3+ ion, oxyfluoride vitroceramics matrix, and Tb3+ ion.

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