Abstract

A first-order quantum cutting luminescence of Ho3+/Yb3+ couples, which are incorporated in the YF3 nanocrystals embedded in transparent glass ceramic, is reported for the first time, to our knowledge. When Ho3+ is excited with one blue photon, it was experimentally demonstrated that the resonant energy transfer from Ho3+ to Yb3+ occurs, leading to the near-infrared quantum cutting with one Ho3+ photon emitting at 1180nm and one Yb3+ photon at 980nm. The theoretical quantum efficiency is evaluated to be 159%.

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J. M. Meijer, L. Aarts, B. M. van der Ende, T. J. H. Vlugt, and A. Meijerink, Phys. Rev. B 81, 035107 (2010).
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[CrossRef]

Biner, D.

J. J. Eilers, D. Biner, J. T. van Wijngaarden, K. Kramer, H. U. Gudel, and A. Meijerink, Appl. Phys. Lett. 96, 151106 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Chen, D. P.

Chen, D. Q.

Chen, J. X.

S. Ye, B. Zhu, J. X. Chen, J. Luo, and J. R. Qiu, Appl. Phys. Lett. 92, 141112 (2008).
[CrossRef]

den Hertog, M. I.

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]

Dong, G. P.

Donker, H.

R. T. Wegh, H. Donker, K. D. Oskam, and A. Meijerink, Science 283, 663 (1999).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Eilers, J. J.

J. J. Eilers, D. Biner, J. T. van Wijngaarden, K. Kramer, H. U. Gudel, and A. Meijerink, Appl. Phys. Lett. 96, 151106 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Gudel, H. U.

J. J. Eilers, D. Biner, J. T. van Wijngaarden, K. Kramer, H. U. Gudel, and A. Meijerink, Appl. Phys. Lett. 96, 151106 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Huang, P.

Huang, X. Y.

Q. Y. Zhang and X. Y. Huang, Prog. Mater. Sci. 55, 353(2010).
[CrossRef]

Ji, X. H.

Q. Y. Zhang, C. H. Yang, Z. H. Jiang, and X. H. Ji, Appl. Phys. Lett. 90, 061914 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Jiang, Z. H.

Q. Y. Zhang, C. H. Yang, Z. H. Jiang, and X. H. Ji, Appl. Phys. Lett. 90, 061914 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Kox, M. H. F.

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]

Kramer, K.

J. J. Eilers, D. Biner, J. T. van Wijngaarden, K. Kramer, H. U. Gudel, and A. Meijerink, Appl. Phys. Lett. 96, 151106 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Lakshminarayana, G.

Lin, H.

D. Q. Chen, Y. L. Yu, H. Lin, P. Huang, Z. F. Shan, and Y. S. Wang, Opt. Lett. 35, 220 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

H. Lin, D. Q. Chen, Y. L. Yu, Z. F. Shan, P. Huang, Y. S. Wang, and J. L. Yuan, J. Appl. Phys. 107, 103511 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Liu, F.

Liu, X. F.

Luo, J.

S. Ye, B. Zhu, J. X. Chen, J. Luo, and J. R. Qiu, Appl. Phys. Lett. 92, 141112 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Meijer, J. M.

J. M. Meijer, L. Aarts, B. M. van der Ende, T. J. H. Vlugt, and A. Meijerink, Phys. Rev. B 81, 035107 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Meijerink, A.

J. M. Meijer, L. Aarts, B. M. van der Ende, T. J. H. Vlugt, and A. Meijerink, Phys. Rev. B 81, 035107 (2010).
[CrossRef]

J. J. Eilers, D. Biner, J. T. van Wijngaarden, K. Kramer, H. U. Gudel, and A. Meijerink, Appl. Phys. Lett. 96, 151106 (2010).
[CrossRef]

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

B. M. van der Ende, L. Aarts, and A. Meijerink, Adv. Mater. 21, 3073 (2009).
[CrossRef]

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]

R. T. Wegh, H. Donker, K. D. Oskam, and A. Meijerink, Science 283, 663 (1999).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Mendez-Ramos, J.

V. D. Rodriguez, V. K. Tikhomirov, J. Mendez-Ramos, A. C. Yanes, and V. V. Moshchalkov, Solar Energy Mater. Sol. Cells 94, 1612 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Moshchalkov, V. V.

V. D. Rodriguez, V. K. Tikhomirov, J. Mendez-Ramos, A. C. Yanes, and V. V. Moshchalkov, Solar Energy Mater. Sol. Cells 94, 1612 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Oskam, K. D.

R. T. Wegh, H. Donker, K. D. Oskam, and A. Meijerink, Science 283, 663 (1999).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Pan, Y. X.

Q. Y. Zhang, C. H. Yang, and Y. X. Pan, Appl. Phys. Lett. 90, 021107 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Qiao, Y. B.

Qiu, J. R.

Richards, B. S.

B. S. Richards, Solar Energy Mater. Sol. Cells 90, 2329(2006).
[CrossRef]

Rodriguez, V. D.

V. D. Rodriguez, V. K. Tikhomirov, J. Mendez-Ramos, A. C. Yanes, and V. V. Moshchalkov, Solar Energy Mater. Sol. Cells 94, 1612 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Shan, Z. F.

D. Q. Chen, Y. L. Yu, H. Lin, P. Huang, Z. F. Shan, and Y. S. Wang, Opt. Lett. 35, 220 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

H. Lin, D. Q. Chen, Y. L. Yu, Z. F. Shan, P. Huang, Y. S. Wang, and J. L. Yuan, J. Appl. Phys. 107, 103511 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Tikhomirov, V. K.

V. D. Rodriguez, V. K. Tikhomirov, J. Mendez-Ramos, A. C. Yanes, and V. V. Moshchalkov, Solar Energy Mater. Sol. Cells 94, 1612 (2010).
[CrossRef]

van der Eerden, J. P. J. M.

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]

van der Ende, B. M.

J. M. Meijer, L. Aarts, B. M. van der Ende, T. J. H. Vlugt, and A. Meijerink, Phys. Rev. B 81, 035107 (2010).
[CrossRef]

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

B. M. van der Ende, L. Aarts, and A. Meijerink, Adv. Mater. 21, 3073 (2009).
[CrossRef]

van Wijngaarden, J. T.

J. J. Eilers, D. Biner, J. T. van Wijngaarden, K. Kramer, H. U. Gudel, and A. Meijerink, Appl. Phys. Lett. 96, 151106 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Vergeer, P.

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]

Vlugt, T. J. H.

J. M. Meijer, L. Aarts, B. M. van der Ende, T. J. H. Vlugt, and A. Meijerink, Phys. Rev. B 81, 035107 (2010).
[CrossRef]

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]

Wang, Y. S.

Wegh, R. T.

R. T. Wegh, H. Donker, K. D. Oskam, and A. Meijerink, Science 283, 663 (1999).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Weng, F. Y.

Yanes, A. C.

V. D. Rodriguez, V. K. Tikhomirov, J. Mendez-Ramos, A. C. Yanes, and V. V. Moshchalkov, Solar Energy Mater. Sol. Cells 94, 1612 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Yang, C. H.

Q. Y. Zhang, C. H. Yang, Z. H. Jiang, and X. H. Ji, Appl. Phys. Lett. 90, 061914 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Q. Y. Zhang, C. H. Yang, and Y. X. Pan, Appl. Phys. Lett. 90, 021107 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Ye, S.

Yu, Y. L.

Yuan, J. L.

H. Lin, D. Q. Chen, Y. L. Yu, Z. F. Shan, P. Huang, Y. S. Wang, and J. L. Yuan, J. Appl. Phys. 107, 103511 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Zhang, Q. Y.

Q. Y. Zhang and X. Y. Huang, Prog. Mater. Sci. 55, 353(2010).
[CrossRef]

Q. Y. Zhang, C. H. Yang, and Y. X. Pan, Appl. Phys. Lett. 90, 021107 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Q. Y. Zhang, C. H. Yang, Z. H. Jiang, and X. H. Ji, Appl. Phys. Lett. 90, 061914 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Zhu, B.

Adv. Mater. (1)

B. M. van der Ende, L. Aarts, and A. Meijerink, Adv. Mater. 21, 3073 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Phys. Lett. (4)

Q. Y. Zhang, C. H. Yang, and Y. X. Pan, Appl. Phys. Lett. 90, 021107 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Q. Y. Zhang, C. H. Yang, Z. H. Jiang, and X. H. Ji, Appl. Phys. Lett. 90, 061914 (2007).
[CrossRef]

S. Ye, B. Zhu, J. X. Chen, J. Luo, and J. R. Qiu, Appl. Phys. Lett. 92, 141112 (2008).
[CrossRef]

J. J. Eilers, D. Biner, J. T. van Wijngaarden, K. Kramer, H. U. Gudel, and A. Meijerink, Appl. Phys. Lett. 96, 151106 (2010).
[CrossRef]

J. Appl. Phys. (1)

H. Lin, D. Q. Chen, Y. L. Yu, Z. F. Shan, P. Huang, Y. S. Wang, and J. L. Yuan, J. Appl. Phys. 107, 103511 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett. (4)

Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. (1)

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

Phys. Rev. B (2)

J. M. Meijer, L. Aarts, B. M. van der Ende, T. J. H. Vlugt, and A. Meijerink, Phys. Rev. B 81, 035107 (2010).
[CrossRef]

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]

Prog. Mater. Sci. (1)

Q. Y. Zhang and X. Y. Huang, Prog. Mater. Sci. 55, 353(2010).
[CrossRef]

Science (1)

R. T. Wegh, H. Donker, K. D. Oskam, and A. Meijerink, Science 283, 663 (1999).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Solar Energy Mater. Sol. Cells (2)

B. S. Richards, Solar Energy Mater. Sol. Cells 90, 2329(2006).
[CrossRef]

V. D. Rodriguez, V. K. Tikhomirov, J. Mendez-Ramos, A. C. Yanes, and V. V. Moshchalkov, Solar Energy Mater. Sol. Cells 94, 1612 (2010).
[CrossRef]

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Figures (3)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Schematic energy level diagrams of Ho 3 + and Yb 3 + showing the possible quantum cutting mechanism. The solid, curved, and dotted arrows represent optical transition, nonradiative relaxation, and CR energy-transfer processes, respectively.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

PL spectra of Ho 3 + single- and Ho 3 + / Yb 3 + codoped samples in the visible (a) and NIR (b) regions under 488 nm excitation. (b) Inset, PLE spectra of Ho 3 + : I 5 6 I 5 8 emission ( 1180 nm ) in Ho 3 + single- and Ho 3 + / Yb 3 + codoped samples (both spectra are normalized to the F 5 5 excitation band).

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Luminescence decay curves of (a)  S 5 2 , F 5 4 , and (b)  F 5 5 levels in Ho 3 + single- and Ho 3 + / Yb 3 + codoped samples under 488 nm excitation.

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Table 1 Related Parameters Used to Calculate Quantum Cutting QE

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η 1 = η Yb η tr 1 I abs + η Ho , I 6 5 η tr 1 I abs + η Ho , S 2 5 ( 1 η tr 1 ) I abs I abs ,
η 2 = I S 2 5 F 5 5 η tr 2 η Yb + I S 2 5 F 5 5 η tr 2 η Ho , 5 I 7 + I S 2 5 F 5 5 ( 1 η tr 2 ) η Ho , F 5 5 I abs ,
I S 2 5 F 5 5 = ( 1 η tr 1 ) ( 1 τ m , S 2 5 τ rad , S 2 5 ) I abs .

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