Abstract

We report on downconversion of one blue photon to two near-infrared (NIR) photons (~10000 cm−1) in Pr3+/Yb3+ co-doped SrO-La2O3-Al2O3-B2O3-SiO2 glasses and LaBO3 glass ceramics. The Pr3+ ions act as broadband spectral sensitizer in the spectral range of 415-505 nm. Energy transfer occurs subsequently from Pr3+ to Yb3+, followed by re-emission in the NIR spectral range. The transfer efficiency is indicated by the degree of decrease of Pr3+-related photoluminescence (PL) and PL lifetime of the 3P0 and 1D2 levels with increasing Yb3+ concentration. For the present case, we find an optimum dopant concentration of Yb2O3 of ~0.5 mol % for a Pr2O3 concentration of 1.0 mol %. A theoretical maximum of quantum efficiency of 183% is reached for 5 mol % of Yb2O3. PL characteristics (absorption cross section and emission lifetime) are further improved upon precipitation of crystalline LaBO3, where both Pr3+ and Yb3+ ions occupy La3+ sites with an assumedly statistical distribution and a high degree of partitioning.

© 2013 OSA

Full Article  |  PDF Article

References

  • View by:
  • |
  • |
  • |

  1. M. A. Green, K. Emery, Y. Hishikawa, W. Warta, and E. D. Dunlop, “Solar cell efficiency tables (version 39),” Prog. Photovolt. Res. Appl.20(1), 12–20 (2012).
    [CrossRef]
  2. J. J. Eilers, D. Biner, J. T. van Wijngaarden, K. Krämer, H.-U. Güdel, and A. Meijerink, “Efficient visible to infrared quantum cutting through downconversion with the Er3+–Yb3+ couple in Cs3Y2Br9,” Appl. Phys. Lett.96, 151106 (2010).
    [CrossRef]
  3. G. Gao and L. Wondraczek, “Near-infrared downconversion in Mn2+–Yb3+ co-doped Zn2GeO4,” J. Mater. Chem.1(10), 1952–1958 (2013).
    [CrossRef]
  4. B. M. van der Ende, L. Aarts, and A. Meijerink, “Near-infrared quantum cutting for photovoltaics,” Adv. Mater.21(30), 3073–3077 (2009).
    [CrossRef]
  5. B. M. van der Ende, L. Aarts, and A. Meijerink, “Lanthanide ions as spectral converters for solar cells,” Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys.11(47), 11081–11095 (2009).
    [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  6. D. Chen, Y. Wang, Y. Yu, P. Huang, and F. Weng, “Near-infrared quantum cutting in transparent nanostructured glass ceramics,” Opt. Lett.33(16), 1884–1886 (2008).
    [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  7. D. Yu, S. Ye, M. Peng, Q. Zhang, and L. Wondraczek, “Sequential three-step three-photon near-infrared quantum splitting in β-NaYF4:Tm3+,” Appl. Phys. Lett.100(19), 191911 (2012).
    [CrossRef]
  8. D. Yu, X. Huang, S. Ye, M. Peng, Q. Zhang, and L. Wondraczek, “Three-photon near-infrared quantum splitting in β-NaYF4:Ho3+,” Appl. Phys. Lett.99(16), 161904 (2011).
    [CrossRef]
  9. D. Yu, S. Ye, M. Peng, Q. Zhang, J. Qiu, J. Wang, and L. Wondraczek, “Efficient near-infrared downconversion in GdVO4:Dy3+ phosphors for enhancing the photo-response of solar cells,” Sol. Energy Mater. Sol. Cells95(7), 1590–1593 (2011).
    [CrossRef]
  10. S. Ye, J. Zhou, S. Wang, R. Hu, D. Wang, and J. Qiu, “Broadband downshifting luminescence in Cr3+-Yb3+ co-doped garnet for efficient photovoltaic generation,” Opt. Express21(4), 4167–4173 (2013).
    [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  11. J. Zhou, Y. Teng, S. Ye, Y. Zhuang, and J. Qiu, “Enhanced downconversion luminescence by co-doping Ce3+ in Tb3+–Yb3+ doped borate glasses,” Chem. Phys. Lett.486(4-6), 116–118 (2010).
    [CrossRef]
  12. S. Ye, N. Jiang, J. Zhou, D. Wang, and J. Qiu, “Optical property and energy transfer in the ZnO-LiYbO2 hybrid phosphors under the indirect near-UV excitation,” J. Electrochem. Soc.159(1), H11–H15 (2012).
    [CrossRef]
  13. J. Zhou, Y. Teng, X. Liu, S. Ye, Z. Ma, and J. Qiu, “Broadband spectral modification from visible light to near-infrared radiation using Ce3+-Er3+ co-doped yttrium aluminum garnet,” Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys.12(41), 13759–13762 (2010).
    [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  14. J. de Wild, A. Meijerink, J. K. Rath, W. G. J. H. M. van Sark, and R. E. I. Schropp, “Upconverter solar cells: materials and applications,” Energy Environ. Sci.4(12), 4835–4848 (2011).
    [CrossRef]
  15. H.-Q. Wang, M. Batentschuk, A. Osvet, L. Pinna, and C. J. Brabec, “Rare-earth ion-doped up conversion materials for photovoltaic applications,” Adv. Mater.23(22-23), 2675–2680 (2011).
    [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  16. Z. Xia, Y. Luo, M. Guan, and L. Liao, “Near-infrared luminescence and energy transfer studies of LaOBr:Nd3+/Yb3+.,” Opt. Express20(Suppl 5), A722–A728 (2012).
    [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  17. M. Peng and L. Wondraczek, “Bismuth-doped oxide glasses as potential solar spectral converters and concentrators,” J. Mater. Chem.19(5), 627–630 (2009).
    [CrossRef]
  18. B. S. Richards, “Enhancing the performance of silicon solar cells via the application of passive luminescence conversion layers,” Sol. Energy Mater. Sol. Cells90(15), 2329–2337 (2006).
    [CrossRef]
  19. V. D. Rodríguez, V. K. Tikhomirov, J. Méndez-Ramos, A. C. Yanes, and V. V. Moshchalkov, “Towards broad range and highly efficient downconversion of solar spectrum by Er3+-Yb3+ co-doped nanostructured glass-ceramics,” Sol. Energy Mater. Sol. Cells94(10), 1612–1617 (2010).
    [CrossRef]
  20. S. Ye, B. Zhu, J. Chen, J. Luo, and J. Qiu, “Infrared quantum cutting in Tb3+,Yb3+ co-doped transparent glass ceramics containing CaF2 nanocrystals,” Appl. Phys. Lett.92(14), 141112 (2008).
    [CrossRef]
  21. A. Guille, A. Pereira, C. Martinet, and B. Moine, “Quantum cutting in CaYAlO4: Pr3+, Yb3+,” Opt. Lett.37(12), 2280–2282 (2012).
    [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  22. Y. Xu, X. Zhang, S. Dai, B. Fan, H. Ma, J.-I. Adam, J. Ren, and G. Chen, “Efficient near-infrared downconversion in Pr3+-Yb3+ co-doped glasses and glass ceramics containing LaF3 nanocrystals,” J. Phys. Chem. C115(26), 13056–13062 (2011).
    [CrossRef]
  23. W. Höland and G. H. Beall, Glass Ceramic Technology (Am. Ceram. Soc., 2002).
  24. W. Zhang, Q. Chen, J. Zhang, Q. Qian, Q. Zhang, and L. Wondraczek, “Enhanced NIR emission from nanocrystalline LaF3:Ho3+ germanate glass ceramics for E-band optical amplification,” J. Alloy. Comp.541, 323–327 (2012).
    [CrossRef]
  25. G. Gao, R. Meszaros, M. Peng, and L. Wondraczek, “Broadband UV-to-green photoconversion in V-doped lithium zinc silicate glasses and glass ceramics,” Opt. Express19(Suppl 3), A312–A318 (2011).
    [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  26. G. Lakshminarayana and L. Wondraczek, “Photoluminescence and energy transfer in Tb3+/Mn2+ co-doped ZnAl2O4 glass ceramics,” J. Solid State Chem.184(8), 1931–1938 (2011).
    [CrossRef]
  27. G. Gao, S. Reibstein, M. Peng, and L. Wondraczek, “Tunable dual-mode photoluminescence from nanocrystalline Eu-doped Li2ZnSiO4 glass ceramic phosphors,” J. Mater. Chem.21(9), 3156–3161 (2011).
    [CrossRef]
  28. G. Gao, N. Da, S. Reibstein, and L. Wondraczek, “Enhanced photoluminescence from mixed-valence Eu-doped nanocrystalline silicate glass ceramics,” Opt. Express18(Suppl 4), A575–A583 (2010).
    [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  29. K. L. Ley, M. Krumpelt, R. Kumar, J. H. Meiser, and I. Bloom, “Glass-ceramic sealants for solid oxide fuel cells: Par I. Physical properties,” J. Mater. Res.11(06), 1489–1493 (1996).
    [CrossRef]
  30. R. Shannon, “Revised effective ionic radii and systematic studies of interatomic distances in halides and chalcogenides,” Acta Crystallogr. A32(5), 751–767 (1976).
    [CrossRef]
  31. Q. Chen, W. Zhang, X. Huang, G. Dong, M. Peng, and Q. Zhang, “Efficient down- and up-conversion of Pr3+-Yb3+ co-doped transparent oxyfluoride glass ceramics,” J. Alloy. Comp.513, 139–144 (2012).
    [CrossRef]
  32. D. K. Sardar and C. C. Russel, “Optical transitions, absorption intensities, and inter-manifold emission cross section of Pr3+ (4f2) in Ca5(PO4)3F crystal host,” J. Appl. Phys.95(10), 5334–5339 (2004).
    [CrossRef]
  33. G. Gao, G. Wang, C. Yu, J. Zhang, and L. Hu, “Investigation of 2.0 μm emission in Tm3+ and Ho3+ co-doped oxyfluoride tellurite glass,” J. Lumin.129(9), 1042–1047 (2009).
    [CrossRef]
  34. J. T. van Wijngaarden, S. Scheidelaar, T. J. H. Vlugt, M. F. Reid, and A. Meijerink, “Energy transfer mechanism for downconversion in the (Pr3+, Yb3+) couple,” Phys. Rev. B81(15), 155112 (2010).
    [CrossRef]
  35. X. Chen, X. Huang, and Q. Zhang, “Concentration-dependent near-infrared quantum cutting in NaYF4:Pr3+, Yb3+ phosphor,” J. Appl. Phys.106(6), 063518 (2009).
    [CrossRef]
  36. E. van der Kolk, O. M. Ten Kate, J. W. Wiegman, D. Biner, and K. W. Krämer, “Enhanced 1G4 emission in NaLaF4: Pr3+, Yb3+ and charge transfer in NaLaF4: Ce3+, Yb3+ studied by Fourier transform luminescence spectroscopy,” Opt. Mater.33(7), 1024–1027 (2011).
    [CrossRef]
  37. G. Gao, S. Reibstein, E. Spiecker, M. Peng, and L. Wondraczek, “Broadband NIR photoluminescence from Ni2+-doped nanocrystalline Ba–Al titanate glass ceramics,” J. Mater. Chem.22(6), 2582–2588 (2012).
    [CrossRef]
  38. G. Gao, M. Peng, and L. Wondraczek, “Temperature dependence and quantum efficiency of ultra-broad NIR photoluminescence from Ni2+ centers in nanocrystalline Ba-Al titanate glass ceramics,” Opt. Lett.37(7), 1166–1168 (2012).
    [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  39. G. Gao, S. Reibstein, M. Peng, and L. Wondraczek, “Dual-mode photoluminescence from nanocrystalline Mn2+-doped Li,Zn-aluminosilicate glass ceramics,” Phys. Chem. Glasses52, 59–63 (2011).
  40. Q. Zhang, G. Yang, and Z. Jiang, “Cooperative downconversion in GdAl3(BO3)4:RE3+,Yb3+ (RE = Pr, Tb, and Tm),” Appl. Phys. Lett.91(5), 051903 (2007).
    [CrossRef]
  41. A. Nakatsuka, O. Ohtaka, H. Arima, N. Nakayama, and T. Mizota, “Aragonite-type lanthanum orthoborate, LaBO3,” Acta Crystallogr. Sect. E Struct. Rep. Online62(4), i103–i105 (2006).
    [CrossRef]
  42. Y. Katayama and S. Tanabe, “Mechanism of quantum cutting in Pr3+-Yb3+ co-doped oxyfluoride glass ceramics,” J. Lumin.134, 825–829 (2013).
    [CrossRef]

2013 (3)

G. Gao and L. Wondraczek, “Near-infrared downconversion in Mn2+–Yb3+ co-doped Zn2GeO4,” J. Mater. Chem.1(10), 1952–1958 (2013).
[CrossRef]

S. Ye, J. Zhou, S. Wang, R. Hu, D. Wang, and J. Qiu, “Broadband downshifting luminescence in Cr3+-Yb3+ co-doped garnet for efficient photovoltaic generation,” Opt. Express21(4), 4167–4173 (2013).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Y. Katayama and S. Tanabe, “Mechanism of quantum cutting in Pr3+-Yb3+ co-doped oxyfluoride glass ceramics,” J. Lumin.134, 825–829 (2013).
[CrossRef]

2012 (9)

S. Ye, N. Jiang, J. Zhou, D. Wang, and J. Qiu, “Optical property and energy transfer in the ZnO-LiYbO2 hybrid phosphors under the indirect near-UV excitation,” J. Electrochem. Soc.159(1), H11–H15 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Z. Xia, Y. Luo, M. Guan, and L. Liao, “Near-infrared luminescence and energy transfer studies of LaOBr:Nd3+/Yb3+.,” Opt. Express20(Suppl 5), A722–A728 (2012).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

M. A. Green, K. Emery, Y. Hishikawa, W. Warta, and E. D. Dunlop, “Solar cell efficiency tables (version 39),” Prog. Photovolt. Res. Appl.20(1), 12–20 (2012).
[CrossRef]

D. Yu, S. Ye, M. Peng, Q. Zhang, and L. Wondraczek, “Sequential three-step three-photon near-infrared quantum splitting in β-NaYF4:Tm3+,” Appl. Phys. Lett.100(19), 191911 (2012).
[CrossRef]

A. Guille, A. Pereira, C. Martinet, and B. Moine, “Quantum cutting in CaYAlO4: Pr3+, Yb3+,” Opt. Lett.37(12), 2280–2282 (2012).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

W. Zhang, Q. Chen, J. Zhang, Q. Qian, Q. Zhang, and L. Wondraczek, “Enhanced NIR emission from nanocrystalline LaF3:Ho3+ germanate glass ceramics for E-band optical amplification,” J. Alloy. Comp.541, 323–327 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Q. Chen, W. Zhang, X. Huang, G. Dong, M. Peng, and Q. Zhang, “Efficient down- and up-conversion of Pr3+-Yb3+ co-doped transparent oxyfluoride glass ceramics,” J. Alloy. Comp.513, 139–144 (2012).
[CrossRef]

G. Gao, S. Reibstein, E. Spiecker, M. Peng, and L. Wondraczek, “Broadband NIR photoluminescence from Ni2+-doped nanocrystalline Ba–Al titanate glass ceramics,” J. Mater. Chem.22(6), 2582–2588 (2012).
[CrossRef]

G. Gao, M. Peng, and L. Wondraczek, “Temperature dependence and quantum efficiency of ultra-broad NIR photoluminescence from Ni2+ centers in nanocrystalline Ba-Al titanate glass ceramics,” Opt. Lett.37(7), 1166–1168 (2012).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2011 (9)

G. Gao, R. Meszaros, M. Peng, and L. Wondraczek, “Broadband UV-to-green photoconversion in V-doped lithium zinc silicate glasses and glass ceramics,” Opt. Express19(Suppl 3), A312–A318 (2011).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

G. Lakshminarayana and L. Wondraczek, “Photoluminescence and energy transfer in Tb3+/Mn2+ co-doped ZnAl2O4 glass ceramics,” J. Solid State Chem.184(8), 1931–1938 (2011).
[CrossRef]

G. Gao, S. Reibstein, M. Peng, and L. Wondraczek, “Tunable dual-mode photoluminescence from nanocrystalline Eu-doped Li2ZnSiO4 glass ceramic phosphors,” J. Mater. Chem.21(9), 3156–3161 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Y. Xu, X. Zhang, S. Dai, B. Fan, H. Ma, J.-I. Adam, J. Ren, and G. Chen, “Efficient near-infrared downconversion in Pr3+-Yb3+ co-doped glasses and glass ceramics containing LaF3 nanocrystals,” J. Phys. Chem. C115(26), 13056–13062 (2011).
[CrossRef]

D. Yu, X. Huang, S. Ye, M. Peng, Q. Zhang, and L. Wondraczek, “Three-photon near-infrared quantum splitting in β-NaYF4:Ho3+,” Appl. Phys. Lett.99(16), 161904 (2011).
[CrossRef]

D. Yu, S. Ye, M. Peng, Q. Zhang, J. Qiu, J. Wang, and L. Wondraczek, “Efficient near-infrared downconversion in GdVO4:Dy3+ phosphors for enhancing the photo-response of solar cells,” Sol. Energy Mater. Sol. Cells95(7), 1590–1593 (2011).
[CrossRef]

J. de Wild, A. Meijerink, J. K. Rath, W. G. J. H. M. van Sark, and R. E. I. Schropp, “Upconverter solar cells: materials and applications,” Energy Environ. Sci.4(12), 4835–4848 (2011).
[CrossRef]

H.-Q. Wang, M. Batentschuk, A. Osvet, L. Pinna, and C. J. Brabec, “Rare-earth ion-doped up conversion materials for photovoltaic applications,” Adv. Mater.23(22-23), 2675–2680 (2011).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

E. van der Kolk, O. M. Ten Kate, J. W. Wiegman, D. Biner, and K. W. Krämer, “Enhanced 1G4 emission in NaLaF4: Pr3+, Yb3+ and charge transfer in NaLaF4: Ce3+, Yb3+ studied by Fourier transform luminescence spectroscopy,” Opt. Mater.33(7), 1024–1027 (2011).
[CrossRef]

2010 (6)

J. Zhou, Y. Teng, X. Liu, S. Ye, Z. Ma, and J. Qiu, “Broadband spectral modification from visible light to near-infrared radiation using Ce3+-Er3+ co-doped yttrium aluminum garnet,” Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys.12(41), 13759–13762 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. Zhou, Y. Teng, S. Ye, Y. Zhuang, and J. Qiu, “Enhanced downconversion luminescence by co-doping Ce3+ in Tb3+–Yb3+ doped borate glasses,” Chem. Phys. Lett.486(4-6), 116–118 (2010).
[CrossRef]

J. J. Eilers, D. Biner, J. T. van Wijngaarden, K. Krämer, H.-U. Güdel, and A. Meijerink, “Efficient visible to infrared quantum cutting through downconversion with the Er3+–Yb3+ couple in Cs3Y2Br9,” Appl. Phys. Lett.96, 151106 (2010).
[CrossRef]

V. D. Rodríguez, V. K. Tikhomirov, J. Méndez-Ramos, A. C. Yanes, and V. V. Moshchalkov, “Towards broad range and highly efficient downconversion of solar spectrum by Er3+-Yb3+ co-doped nanostructured glass-ceramics,” Sol. Energy Mater. Sol. Cells94(10), 1612–1617 (2010).
[CrossRef]

G. Gao, N. Da, S. Reibstein, and L. Wondraczek, “Enhanced photoluminescence from mixed-valence Eu-doped nanocrystalline silicate glass ceramics,” Opt. Express18(Suppl 4), A575–A583 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. T. van Wijngaarden, S. Scheidelaar, T. J. H. Vlugt, M. F. Reid, and A. Meijerink, “Energy transfer mechanism for downconversion in the (Pr3+, Yb3+) couple,” Phys. Rev. B81(15), 155112 (2010).
[CrossRef]

2009 (5)

X. Chen, X. Huang, and Q. Zhang, “Concentration-dependent near-infrared quantum cutting in NaYF4:Pr3+, Yb3+ phosphor,” J. Appl. Phys.106(6), 063518 (2009).
[CrossRef]

B. M. van der Ende, L. Aarts, and A. Meijerink, “Near-infrared quantum cutting for photovoltaics,” Adv. Mater.21(30), 3073–3077 (2009).
[CrossRef]

B. M. van der Ende, L. Aarts, and A. Meijerink, “Lanthanide ions as spectral converters for solar cells,” Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys.11(47), 11081–11095 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

M. Peng and L. Wondraczek, “Bismuth-doped oxide glasses as potential solar spectral converters and concentrators,” J. Mater. Chem.19(5), 627–630 (2009).
[CrossRef]

G. Gao, G. Wang, C. Yu, J. Zhang, and L. Hu, “Investigation of 2.0 μm emission in Tm3+ and Ho3+ co-doped oxyfluoride tellurite glass,” J. Lumin.129(9), 1042–1047 (2009).
[CrossRef]

2008 (2)

D. Chen, Y. Wang, Y. Yu, P. Huang, and F. Weng, “Near-infrared quantum cutting in transparent nanostructured glass ceramics,” Opt. Lett.33(16), 1884–1886 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

S. Ye, B. Zhu, J. Chen, J. Luo, and J. Qiu, “Infrared quantum cutting in Tb3+,Yb3+ co-doped transparent glass ceramics containing CaF2 nanocrystals,” Appl. Phys. Lett.92(14), 141112 (2008).
[CrossRef]

2007 (1)

Q. Zhang, G. Yang, and Z. Jiang, “Cooperative downconversion in GdAl3(BO3)4:RE3+,Yb3+ (RE = Pr, Tb, and Tm),” Appl. Phys. Lett.91(5), 051903 (2007).
[CrossRef]

2006 (2)

A. Nakatsuka, O. Ohtaka, H. Arima, N. Nakayama, and T. Mizota, “Aragonite-type lanthanum orthoborate, LaBO3,” Acta Crystallogr. Sect. E Struct. Rep. Online62(4), i103–i105 (2006).
[CrossRef]

B. S. Richards, “Enhancing the performance of silicon solar cells via the application of passive luminescence conversion layers,” Sol. Energy Mater. Sol. Cells90(15), 2329–2337 (2006).
[CrossRef]

2004 (1)

D. K. Sardar and C. C. Russel, “Optical transitions, absorption intensities, and inter-manifold emission cross section of Pr3+ (4f2) in Ca5(PO4)3F crystal host,” J. Appl. Phys.95(10), 5334–5339 (2004).
[CrossRef]

1996 (1)

K. L. Ley, M. Krumpelt, R. Kumar, J. H. Meiser, and I. Bloom, “Glass-ceramic sealants for solid oxide fuel cells: Par I. Physical properties,” J. Mater. Res.11(06), 1489–1493 (1996).
[CrossRef]

1976 (1)

R. Shannon, “Revised effective ionic radii and systematic studies of interatomic distances in halides and chalcogenides,” Acta Crystallogr. A32(5), 751–767 (1976).
[CrossRef]

Aarts, L.

B. M. van der Ende, L. Aarts, and A. Meijerink, “Near-infrared quantum cutting for photovoltaics,” Adv. Mater.21(30), 3073–3077 (2009).
[CrossRef]

B. M. van der Ende, L. Aarts, and A. Meijerink, “Lanthanide ions as spectral converters for solar cells,” Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys.11(47), 11081–11095 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Adam, J.-I.

Y. Xu, X. Zhang, S. Dai, B. Fan, H. Ma, J.-I. Adam, J. Ren, and G. Chen, “Efficient near-infrared downconversion in Pr3+-Yb3+ co-doped glasses and glass ceramics containing LaF3 nanocrystals,” J. Phys. Chem. C115(26), 13056–13062 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Arima, H.

A. Nakatsuka, O. Ohtaka, H. Arima, N. Nakayama, and T. Mizota, “Aragonite-type lanthanum orthoborate, LaBO3,” Acta Crystallogr. Sect. E Struct. Rep. Online62(4), i103–i105 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Batentschuk, M.

H.-Q. Wang, M. Batentschuk, A. Osvet, L. Pinna, and C. J. Brabec, “Rare-earth ion-doped up conversion materials for photovoltaic applications,” Adv. Mater.23(22-23), 2675–2680 (2011).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Biner, D.

E. van der Kolk, O. M. Ten Kate, J. W. Wiegman, D. Biner, and K. W. Krämer, “Enhanced 1G4 emission in NaLaF4: Pr3+, Yb3+ and charge transfer in NaLaF4: Ce3+, Yb3+ studied by Fourier transform luminescence spectroscopy,” Opt. Mater.33(7), 1024–1027 (2011).
[CrossRef]

J. J. Eilers, D. Biner, J. T. van Wijngaarden, K. Krämer, H.-U. Güdel, and A. Meijerink, “Efficient visible to infrared quantum cutting through downconversion with the Er3+–Yb3+ couple in Cs3Y2Br9,” Appl. Phys. Lett.96, 151106 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Bloom, I.

K. L. Ley, M. Krumpelt, R. Kumar, J. H. Meiser, and I. Bloom, “Glass-ceramic sealants for solid oxide fuel cells: Par I. Physical properties,” J. Mater. Res.11(06), 1489–1493 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Brabec, C. J.

H.-Q. Wang, M. Batentschuk, A. Osvet, L. Pinna, and C. J. Brabec, “Rare-earth ion-doped up conversion materials for photovoltaic applications,” Adv. Mater.23(22-23), 2675–2680 (2011).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Chen, D.

Chen, G.

Y. Xu, X. Zhang, S. Dai, B. Fan, H. Ma, J.-I. Adam, J. Ren, and G. Chen, “Efficient near-infrared downconversion in Pr3+-Yb3+ co-doped glasses and glass ceramics containing LaF3 nanocrystals,” J. Phys. Chem. C115(26), 13056–13062 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Chen, J.

S. Ye, B. Zhu, J. Chen, J. Luo, and J. Qiu, “Infrared quantum cutting in Tb3+,Yb3+ co-doped transparent glass ceramics containing CaF2 nanocrystals,” Appl. Phys. Lett.92(14), 141112 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Chen, Q.

W. Zhang, Q. Chen, J. Zhang, Q. Qian, Q. Zhang, and L. Wondraczek, “Enhanced NIR emission from nanocrystalline LaF3:Ho3+ germanate glass ceramics for E-band optical amplification,” J. Alloy. Comp.541, 323–327 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Q. Chen, W. Zhang, X. Huang, G. Dong, M. Peng, and Q. Zhang, “Efficient down- and up-conversion of Pr3+-Yb3+ co-doped transparent oxyfluoride glass ceramics,” J. Alloy. Comp.513, 139–144 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Chen, X.

X. Chen, X. Huang, and Q. Zhang, “Concentration-dependent near-infrared quantum cutting in NaYF4:Pr3+, Yb3+ phosphor,” J. Appl. Phys.106(6), 063518 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Da, N.

Dai, S.

Y. Xu, X. Zhang, S. Dai, B. Fan, H. Ma, J.-I. Adam, J. Ren, and G. Chen, “Efficient near-infrared downconversion in Pr3+-Yb3+ co-doped glasses and glass ceramics containing LaF3 nanocrystals,” J. Phys. Chem. C115(26), 13056–13062 (2011).
[CrossRef]

de Wild, J.

J. de Wild, A. Meijerink, J. K. Rath, W. G. J. H. M. van Sark, and R. E. I. Schropp, “Upconverter solar cells: materials and applications,” Energy Environ. Sci.4(12), 4835–4848 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Dong, G.

Q. Chen, W. Zhang, X. Huang, G. Dong, M. Peng, and Q. Zhang, “Efficient down- and up-conversion of Pr3+-Yb3+ co-doped transparent oxyfluoride glass ceramics,” J. Alloy. Comp.513, 139–144 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Dunlop, E. D.

M. A. Green, K. Emery, Y. Hishikawa, W. Warta, and E. D. Dunlop, “Solar cell efficiency tables (version 39),” Prog. Photovolt. Res. Appl.20(1), 12–20 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Eilers, J. J.

J. J. Eilers, D. Biner, J. T. van Wijngaarden, K. Krämer, H.-U. Güdel, and A. Meijerink, “Efficient visible to infrared quantum cutting through downconversion with the Er3+–Yb3+ couple in Cs3Y2Br9,” Appl. Phys. Lett.96, 151106 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Emery, K.

M. A. Green, K. Emery, Y. Hishikawa, W. Warta, and E. D. Dunlop, “Solar cell efficiency tables (version 39),” Prog. Photovolt. Res. Appl.20(1), 12–20 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Fan, B.

Y. Xu, X. Zhang, S. Dai, B. Fan, H. Ma, J.-I. Adam, J. Ren, and G. Chen, “Efficient near-infrared downconversion in Pr3+-Yb3+ co-doped glasses and glass ceramics containing LaF3 nanocrystals,” J. Phys. Chem. C115(26), 13056–13062 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Gao, G.

G. Gao and L. Wondraczek, “Near-infrared downconversion in Mn2+–Yb3+ co-doped Zn2GeO4,” J. Mater. Chem.1(10), 1952–1958 (2013).
[CrossRef]

G. Gao, S. Reibstein, E. Spiecker, M. Peng, and L. Wondraczek, “Broadband NIR photoluminescence from Ni2+-doped nanocrystalline Ba–Al titanate glass ceramics,” J. Mater. Chem.22(6), 2582–2588 (2012).
[CrossRef]

G. Gao, M. Peng, and L. Wondraczek, “Temperature dependence and quantum efficiency of ultra-broad NIR photoluminescence from Ni2+ centers in nanocrystalline Ba-Al titanate glass ceramics,” Opt. Lett.37(7), 1166–1168 (2012).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

G. Gao, S. Reibstein, M. Peng, and L. Wondraczek, “Tunable dual-mode photoluminescence from nanocrystalline Eu-doped Li2ZnSiO4 glass ceramic phosphors,” J. Mater. Chem.21(9), 3156–3161 (2011).
[CrossRef]

G. Gao, R. Meszaros, M. Peng, and L. Wondraczek, “Broadband UV-to-green photoconversion in V-doped lithium zinc silicate glasses and glass ceramics,” Opt. Express19(Suppl 3), A312–A318 (2011).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

G. Gao, N. Da, S. Reibstein, and L. Wondraczek, “Enhanced photoluminescence from mixed-valence Eu-doped nanocrystalline silicate glass ceramics,” Opt. Express18(Suppl 4), A575–A583 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

G. Gao, G. Wang, C. Yu, J. Zhang, and L. Hu, “Investigation of 2.0 μm emission in Tm3+ and Ho3+ co-doped oxyfluoride tellurite glass,” J. Lumin.129(9), 1042–1047 (2009).
[CrossRef]

G. Gao, S. Reibstein, M. Peng, and L. Wondraczek, “Dual-mode photoluminescence from nanocrystalline Mn2+-doped Li,Zn-aluminosilicate glass ceramics,” Phys. Chem. Glasses52, 59–63 (2011).

Green, M. A.

M. A. Green, K. Emery, Y. Hishikawa, W. Warta, and E. D. Dunlop, “Solar cell efficiency tables (version 39),” Prog. Photovolt. Res. Appl.20(1), 12–20 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Guan, M.

Güdel, H.-U.

J. J. Eilers, D. Biner, J. T. van Wijngaarden, K. Krämer, H.-U. Güdel, and A. Meijerink, “Efficient visible to infrared quantum cutting through downconversion with the Er3+–Yb3+ couple in Cs3Y2Br9,” Appl. Phys. Lett.96, 151106 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Guille, A.

Hishikawa, Y.

M. A. Green, K. Emery, Y. Hishikawa, W. Warta, and E. D. Dunlop, “Solar cell efficiency tables (version 39),” Prog. Photovolt. Res. Appl.20(1), 12–20 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Hu, L.

G. Gao, G. Wang, C. Yu, J. Zhang, and L. Hu, “Investigation of 2.0 μm emission in Tm3+ and Ho3+ co-doped oxyfluoride tellurite glass,” J. Lumin.129(9), 1042–1047 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Hu, R.

Huang, P.

Huang, X.

Q. Chen, W. Zhang, X. Huang, G. Dong, M. Peng, and Q. Zhang, “Efficient down- and up-conversion of Pr3+-Yb3+ co-doped transparent oxyfluoride glass ceramics,” J. Alloy. Comp.513, 139–144 (2012).
[CrossRef]

D. Yu, X. Huang, S. Ye, M. Peng, Q. Zhang, and L. Wondraczek, “Three-photon near-infrared quantum splitting in β-NaYF4:Ho3+,” Appl. Phys. Lett.99(16), 161904 (2011).
[CrossRef]

X. Chen, X. Huang, and Q. Zhang, “Concentration-dependent near-infrared quantum cutting in NaYF4:Pr3+, Yb3+ phosphor,” J. Appl. Phys.106(6), 063518 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Jiang, N.

S. Ye, N. Jiang, J. Zhou, D. Wang, and J. Qiu, “Optical property and energy transfer in the ZnO-LiYbO2 hybrid phosphors under the indirect near-UV excitation,” J. Electrochem. Soc.159(1), H11–H15 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Jiang, Z.

Q. Zhang, G. Yang, and Z. Jiang, “Cooperative downconversion in GdAl3(BO3)4:RE3+,Yb3+ (RE = Pr, Tb, and Tm),” Appl. Phys. Lett.91(5), 051903 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Katayama, Y.

Y. Katayama and S. Tanabe, “Mechanism of quantum cutting in Pr3+-Yb3+ co-doped oxyfluoride glass ceramics,” J. Lumin.134, 825–829 (2013).
[CrossRef]

Krämer, K.

J. J. Eilers, D. Biner, J. T. van Wijngaarden, K. Krämer, H.-U. Güdel, and A. Meijerink, “Efficient visible to infrared quantum cutting through downconversion with the Er3+–Yb3+ couple in Cs3Y2Br9,” Appl. Phys. Lett.96, 151106 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Krämer, K. W.

E. van der Kolk, O. M. Ten Kate, J. W. Wiegman, D. Biner, and K. W. Krämer, “Enhanced 1G4 emission in NaLaF4: Pr3+, Yb3+ and charge transfer in NaLaF4: Ce3+, Yb3+ studied by Fourier transform luminescence spectroscopy,” Opt. Mater.33(7), 1024–1027 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Krumpelt, M.

K. L. Ley, M. Krumpelt, R. Kumar, J. H. Meiser, and I. Bloom, “Glass-ceramic sealants for solid oxide fuel cells: Par I. Physical properties,” J. Mater. Res.11(06), 1489–1493 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Kumar, R.

K. L. Ley, M. Krumpelt, R. Kumar, J. H. Meiser, and I. Bloom, “Glass-ceramic sealants for solid oxide fuel cells: Par I. Physical properties,” J. Mater. Res.11(06), 1489–1493 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Lakshminarayana, G.

G. Lakshminarayana and L. Wondraczek, “Photoluminescence and energy transfer in Tb3+/Mn2+ co-doped ZnAl2O4 glass ceramics,” J. Solid State Chem.184(8), 1931–1938 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Ley, K. L.

K. L. Ley, M. Krumpelt, R. Kumar, J. H. Meiser, and I. Bloom, “Glass-ceramic sealants for solid oxide fuel cells: Par I. Physical properties,” J. Mater. Res.11(06), 1489–1493 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Liao, L.

Liu, X.

J. Zhou, Y. Teng, X. Liu, S. Ye, Z. Ma, and J. Qiu, “Broadband spectral modification from visible light to near-infrared radiation using Ce3+-Er3+ co-doped yttrium aluminum garnet,” Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys.12(41), 13759–13762 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Luo, J.

S. Ye, B. Zhu, J. Chen, J. Luo, and J. Qiu, “Infrared quantum cutting in Tb3+,Yb3+ co-doped transparent glass ceramics containing CaF2 nanocrystals,” Appl. Phys. Lett.92(14), 141112 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Luo, Y.

Ma, H.

Y. Xu, X. Zhang, S. Dai, B. Fan, H. Ma, J.-I. Adam, J. Ren, and G. Chen, “Efficient near-infrared downconversion in Pr3+-Yb3+ co-doped glasses and glass ceramics containing LaF3 nanocrystals,” J. Phys. Chem. C115(26), 13056–13062 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Ma, Z.

J. Zhou, Y. Teng, X. Liu, S. Ye, Z. Ma, and J. Qiu, “Broadband spectral modification from visible light to near-infrared radiation using Ce3+-Er3+ co-doped yttrium aluminum garnet,” Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys.12(41), 13759–13762 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Martinet, C.

Meijerink, A.

J. de Wild, A. Meijerink, J. K. Rath, W. G. J. H. M. van Sark, and R. E. I. Schropp, “Upconverter solar cells: materials and applications,” Energy Environ. Sci.4(12), 4835–4848 (2011).
[CrossRef]

J. J. Eilers, D. Biner, J. T. van Wijngaarden, K. Krämer, H.-U. Güdel, and A. Meijerink, “Efficient visible to infrared quantum cutting through downconversion with the Er3+–Yb3+ couple in Cs3Y2Br9,” Appl. Phys. Lett.96, 151106 (2010).
[CrossRef]

J. T. van Wijngaarden, S. Scheidelaar, T. J. H. Vlugt, M. F. Reid, and A. Meijerink, “Energy transfer mechanism for downconversion in the (Pr3+, Yb3+) couple,” Phys. Rev. B81(15), 155112 (2010).
[CrossRef]

B. M. van der Ende, L. Aarts, and A. Meijerink, “Lanthanide ions as spectral converters for solar cells,” Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys.11(47), 11081–11095 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

B. M. van der Ende, L. Aarts, and A. Meijerink, “Near-infrared quantum cutting for photovoltaics,” Adv. Mater.21(30), 3073–3077 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Meiser, J. H.

K. L. Ley, M. Krumpelt, R. Kumar, J. H. Meiser, and I. Bloom, “Glass-ceramic sealants for solid oxide fuel cells: Par I. Physical properties,” J. Mater. Res.11(06), 1489–1493 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Méndez-Ramos, J.

V. D. Rodríguez, V. K. Tikhomirov, J. Méndez-Ramos, A. C. Yanes, and V. V. Moshchalkov, “Towards broad range and highly efficient downconversion of solar spectrum by Er3+-Yb3+ co-doped nanostructured glass-ceramics,” Sol. Energy Mater. Sol. Cells94(10), 1612–1617 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Meszaros, R.

Mizota, T.

A. Nakatsuka, O. Ohtaka, H. Arima, N. Nakayama, and T. Mizota, “Aragonite-type lanthanum orthoborate, LaBO3,” Acta Crystallogr. Sect. E Struct. Rep. Online62(4), i103–i105 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Moine, B.

Moshchalkov, V. V.

V. D. Rodríguez, V. K. Tikhomirov, J. Méndez-Ramos, A. C. Yanes, and V. V. Moshchalkov, “Towards broad range and highly efficient downconversion of solar spectrum by Er3+-Yb3+ co-doped nanostructured glass-ceramics,” Sol. Energy Mater. Sol. Cells94(10), 1612–1617 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Nakatsuka, A.

A. Nakatsuka, O. Ohtaka, H. Arima, N. Nakayama, and T. Mizota, “Aragonite-type lanthanum orthoborate, LaBO3,” Acta Crystallogr. Sect. E Struct. Rep. Online62(4), i103–i105 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Nakayama, N.

A. Nakatsuka, O. Ohtaka, H. Arima, N. Nakayama, and T. Mizota, “Aragonite-type lanthanum orthoborate, LaBO3,” Acta Crystallogr. Sect. E Struct. Rep. Online62(4), i103–i105 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Ohtaka, O.

A. Nakatsuka, O. Ohtaka, H. Arima, N. Nakayama, and T. Mizota, “Aragonite-type lanthanum orthoborate, LaBO3,” Acta Crystallogr. Sect. E Struct. Rep. Online62(4), i103–i105 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Osvet, A.

H.-Q. Wang, M. Batentschuk, A. Osvet, L. Pinna, and C. J. Brabec, “Rare-earth ion-doped up conversion materials for photovoltaic applications,” Adv. Mater.23(22-23), 2675–2680 (2011).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Peng, M.

Q. Chen, W. Zhang, X. Huang, G. Dong, M. Peng, and Q. Zhang, “Efficient down- and up-conversion of Pr3+-Yb3+ co-doped transparent oxyfluoride glass ceramics,” J. Alloy. Comp.513, 139–144 (2012).
[CrossRef]

D. Yu, S. Ye, M. Peng, Q. Zhang, and L. Wondraczek, “Sequential three-step three-photon near-infrared quantum splitting in β-NaYF4:Tm3+,” Appl. Phys. Lett.100(19), 191911 (2012).
[CrossRef]

G. Gao, M. Peng, and L. Wondraczek, “Temperature dependence and quantum efficiency of ultra-broad NIR photoluminescence from Ni2+ centers in nanocrystalline Ba-Al titanate glass ceramics,” Opt. Lett.37(7), 1166–1168 (2012).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

G. Gao, S. Reibstein, E. Spiecker, M. Peng, and L. Wondraczek, “Broadband NIR photoluminescence from Ni2+-doped nanocrystalline Ba–Al titanate glass ceramics,” J. Mater. Chem.22(6), 2582–2588 (2012).
[CrossRef]

D. Yu, X. Huang, S. Ye, M. Peng, Q. Zhang, and L. Wondraczek, “Three-photon near-infrared quantum splitting in β-NaYF4:Ho3+,” Appl. Phys. Lett.99(16), 161904 (2011).
[CrossRef]

D. Yu, S. Ye, M. Peng, Q. Zhang, J. Qiu, J. Wang, and L. Wondraczek, “Efficient near-infrared downconversion in GdVO4:Dy3+ phosphors for enhancing the photo-response of solar cells,” Sol. Energy Mater. Sol. Cells95(7), 1590–1593 (2011).
[CrossRef]

G. Gao, R. Meszaros, M. Peng, and L. Wondraczek, “Broadband UV-to-green photoconversion in V-doped lithium zinc silicate glasses and glass ceramics,” Opt. Express19(Suppl 3), A312–A318 (2011).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

G. Gao, S. Reibstein, M. Peng, and L. Wondraczek, “Tunable dual-mode photoluminescence from nanocrystalline Eu-doped Li2ZnSiO4 glass ceramic phosphors,” J. Mater. Chem.21(9), 3156–3161 (2011).
[CrossRef]

M. Peng and L. Wondraczek, “Bismuth-doped oxide glasses as potential solar spectral converters and concentrators,” J. Mater. Chem.19(5), 627–630 (2009).
[CrossRef]

G. Gao, S. Reibstein, M. Peng, and L. Wondraczek, “Dual-mode photoluminescence from nanocrystalline Mn2+-doped Li,Zn-aluminosilicate glass ceramics,” Phys. Chem. Glasses52, 59–63 (2011).

Pereira, A.

Pinna, L.

H.-Q. Wang, M. Batentschuk, A. Osvet, L. Pinna, and C. J. Brabec, “Rare-earth ion-doped up conversion materials for photovoltaic applications,” Adv. Mater.23(22-23), 2675–2680 (2011).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Qian, Q.

W. Zhang, Q. Chen, J. Zhang, Q. Qian, Q. Zhang, and L. Wondraczek, “Enhanced NIR emission from nanocrystalline LaF3:Ho3+ germanate glass ceramics for E-band optical amplification,” J. Alloy. Comp.541, 323–327 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Qiu, J.

S. Ye, J. Zhou, S. Wang, R. Hu, D. Wang, and J. Qiu, “Broadband downshifting luminescence in Cr3+-Yb3+ co-doped garnet for efficient photovoltaic generation,” Opt. Express21(4), 4167–4173 (2013).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

S. Ye, N. Jiang, J. Zhou, D. Wang, and J. Qiu, “Optical property and energy transfer in the ZnO-LiYbO2 hybrid phosphors under the indirect near-UV excitation,” J. Electrochem. Soc.159(1), H11–H15 (2012).
[CrossRef]

D. Yu, S. Ye, M. Peng, Q. Zhang, J. Qiu, J. Wang, and L. Wondraczek, “Efficient near-infrared downconversion in GdVO4:Dy3+ phosphors for enhancing the photo-response of solar cells,” Sol. Energy Mater. Sol. Cells95(7), 1590–1593 (2011).
[CrossRef]

J. Zhou, Y. Teng, S. Ye, Y. Zhuang, and J. Qiu, “Enhanced downconversion luminescence by co-doping Ce3+ in Tb3+–Yb3+ doped borate glasses,” Chem. Phys. Lett.486(4-6), 116–118 (2010).
[CrossRef]

J. Zhou, Y. Teng, X. Liu, S. Ye, Z. Ma, and J. Qiu, “Broadband spectral modification from visible light to near-infrared radiation using Ce3+-Er3+ co-doped yttrium aluminum garnet,” Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys.12(41), 13759–13762 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

S. Ye, B. Zhu, J. Chen, J. Luo, and J. Qiu, “Infrared quantum cutting in Tb3+,Yb3+ co-doped transparent glass ceramics containing CaF2 nanocrystals,” Appl. Phys. Lett.92(14), 141112 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Rath, J. K.

J. de Wild, A. Meijerink, J. K. Rath, W. G. J. H. M. van Sark, and R. E. I. Schropp, “Upconverter solar cells: materials and applications,” Energy Environ. Sci.4(12), 4835–4848 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Reibstein, S.

G. Gao, S. Reibstein, E. Spiecker, M. Peng, and L. Wondraczek, “Broadband NIR photoluminescence from Ni2+-doped nanocrystalline Ba–Al titanate glass ceramics,” J. Mater. Chem.22(6), 2582–2588 (2012).
[CrossRef]

G. Gao, S. Reibstein, M. Peng, and L. Wondraczek, “Tunable dual-mode photoluminescence from nanocrystalline Eu-doped Li2ZnSiO4 glass ceramic phosphors,” J. Mater. Chem.21(9), 3156–3161 (2011).
[CrossRef]

G. Gao, N. Da, S. Reibstein, and L. Wondraczek, “Enhanced photoluminescence from mixed-valence Eu-doped nanocrystalline silicate glass ceramics,” Opt. Express18(Suppl 4), A575–A583 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

G. Gao, S. Reibstein, M. Peng, and L. Wondraczek, “Dual-mode photoluminescence from nanocrystalline Mn2+-doped Li,Zn-aluminosilicate glass ceramics,” Phys. Chem. Glasses52, 59–63 (2011).

Reid, M. F.

J. T. van Wijngaarden, S. Scheidelaar, T. J. H. Vlugt, M. F. Reid, and A. Meijerink, “Energy transfer mechanism for downconversion in the (Pr3+, Yb3+) couple,” Phys. Rev. B81(15), 155112 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Ren, J.

Y. Xu, X. Zhang, S. Dai, B. Fan, H. Ma, J.-I. Adam, J. Ren, and G. Chen, “Efficient near-infrared downconversion in Pr3+-Yb3+ co-doped glasses and glass ceramics containing LaF3 nanocrystals,” J. Phys. Chem. C115(26), 13056–13062 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Richards, B. S.

B. S. Richards, “Enhancing the performance of silicon solar cells via the application of passive luminescence conversion layers,” Sol. Energy Mater. Sol. Cells90(15), 2329–2337 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Rodríguez, V. D.

V. D. Rodríguez, V. K. Tikhomirov, J. Méndez-Ramos, A. C. Yanes, and V. V. Moshchalkov, “Towards broad range and highly efficient downconversion of solar spectrum by Er3+-Yb3+ co-doped nanostructured glass-ceramics,” Sol. Energy Mater. Sol. Cells94(10), 1612–1617 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Russel, C. C.

D. K. Sardar and C. C. Russel, “Optical transitions, absorption intensities, and inter-manifold emission cross section of Pr3+ (4f2) in Ca5(PO4)3F crystal host,” J. Appl. Phys.95(10), 5334–5339 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Sardar, D. K.

D. K. Sardar and C. C. Russel, “Optical transitions, absorption intensities, and inter-manifold emission cross section of Pr3+ (4f2) in Ca5(PO4)3F crystal host,” J. Appl. Phys.95(10), 5334–5339 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Scheidelaar, S.

J. T. van Wijngaarden, S. Scheidelaar, T. J. H. Vlugt, M. F. Reid, and A. Meijerink, “Energy transfer mechanism for downconversion in the (Pr3+, Yb3+) couple,” Phys. Rev. B81(15), 155112 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Schropp, R. E. I.

J. de Wild, A. Meijerink, J. K. Rath, W. G. J. H. M. van Sark, and R. E. I. Schropp, “Upconverter solar cells: materials and applications,” Energy Environ. Sci.4(12), 4835–4848 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Shannon, R.

R. Shannon, “Revised effective ionic radii and systematic studies of interatomic distances in halides and chalcogenides,” Acta Crystallogr. A32(5), 751–767 (1976).
[CrossRef]

Spiecker, E.

G. Gao, S. Reibstein, E. Spiecker, M. Peng, and L. Wondraczek, “Broadband NIR photoluminescence from Ni2+-doped nanocrystalline Ba–Al titanate glass ceramics,” J. Mater. Chem.22(6), 2582–2588 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Tanabe, S.

Y. Katayama and S. Tanabe, “Mechanism of quantum cutting in Pr3+-Yb3+ co-doped oxyfluoride glass ceramics,” J. Lumin.134, 825–829 (2013).
[CrossRef]

Ten Kate, O. M.

E. van der Kolk, O. M. Ten Kate, J. W. Wiegman, D. Biner, and K. W. Krämer, “Enhanced 1G4 emission in NaLaF4: Pr3+, Yb3+ and charge transfer in NaLaF4: Ce3+, Yb3+ studied by Fourier transform luminescence spectroscopy,” Opt. Mater.33(7), 1024–1027 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Teng, Y.

J. Zhou, Y. Teng, X. Liu, S. Ye, Z. Ma, and J. Qiu, “Broadband spectral modification from visible light to near-infrared radiation using Ce3+-Er3+ co-doped yttrium aluminum garnet,” Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys.12(41), 13759–13762 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. Zhou, Y. Teng, S. Ye, Y. Zhuang, and J. Qiu, “Enhanced downconversion luminescence by co-doping Ce3+ in Tb3+–Yb3+ doped borate glasses,” Chem. Phys. Lett.486(4-6), 116–118 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Tikhomirov, V. K.

V. D. Rodríguez, V. K. Tikhomirov, J. Méndez-Ramos, A. C. Yanes, and V. V. Moshchalkov, “Towards broad range and highly efficient downconversion of solar spectrum by Er3+-Yb3+ co-doped nanostructured glass-ceramics,” Sol. Energy Mater. Sol. Cells94(10), 1612–1617 (2010).
[CrossRef]

van der Ende, B. M.

B. M. van der Ende, L. Aarts, and A. Meijerink, “Near-infrared quantum cutting for photovoltaics,” Adv. Mater.21(30), 3073–3077 (2009).
[CrossRef]

B. M. van der Ende, L. Aarts, and A. Meijerink, “Lanthanide ions as spectral converters for solar cells,” Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys.11(47), 11081–11095 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

van der Kolk, E.

E. van der Kolk, O. M. Ten Kate, J. W. Wiegman, D. Biner, and K. W. Krämer, “Enhanced 1G4 emission in NaLaF4: Pr3+, Yb3+ and charge transfer in NaLaF4: Ce3+, Yb3+ studied by Fourier transform luminescence spectroscopy,” Opt. Mater.33(7), 1024–1027 (2011).
[CrossRef]

van Sark, W. G. J. H. M.

J. de Wild, A. Meijerink, J. K. Rath, W. G. J. H. M. van Sark, and R. E. I. Schropp, “Upconverter solar cells: materials and applications,” Energy Environ. Sci.4(12), 4835–4848 (2011).
[CrossRef]

van Wijngaarden, J. T.

J. J. Eilers, D. Biner, J. T. van Wijngaarden, K. Krämer, H.-U. Güdel, and A. Meijerink, “Efficient visible to infrared quantum cutting through downconversion with the Er3+–Yb3+ couple in Cs3Y2Br9,” Appl. Phys. Lett.96, 151106 (2010).
[CrossRef]

J. T. van Wijngaarden, S. Scheidelaar, T. J. H. Vlugt, M. F. Reid, and A. Meijerink, “Energy transfer mechanism for downconversion in the (Pr3+, Yb3+) couple,” Phys. Rev. B81(15), 155112 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Vlugt, T. J. H.

J. T. van Wijngaarden, S. Scheidelaar, T. J. H. Vlugt, M. F. Reid, and A. Meijerink, “Energy transfer mechanism for downconversion in the (Pr3+, Yb3+) couple,” Phys. Rev. B81(15), 155112 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Wang, D.

S. Ye, J. Zhou, S. Wang, R. Hu, D. Wang, and J. Qiu, “Broadband downshifting luminescence in Cr3+-Yb3+ co-doped garnet for efficient photovoltaic generation,” Opt. Express21(4), 4167–4173 (2013).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

S. Ye, N. Jiang, J. Zhou, D. Wang, and J. Qiu, “Optical property and energy transfer in the ZnO-LiYbO2 hybrid phosphors under the indirect near-UV excitation,” J. Electrochem. Soc.159(1), H11–H15 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Wang, G.

G. Gao, G. Wang, C. Yu, J. Zhang, and L. Hu, “Investigation of 2.0 μm emission in Tm3+ and Ho3+ co-doped oxyfluoride tellurite glass,” J. Lumin.129(9), 1042–1047 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Wang, H.-Q.

H.-Q. Wang, M. Batentschuk, A. Osvet, L. Pinna, and C. J. Brabec, “Rare-earth ion-doped up conversion materials for photovoltaic applications,” Adv. Mater.23(22-23), 2675–2680 (2011).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Wang, J.

D. Yu, S. Ye, M. Peng, Q. Zhang, J. Qiu, J. Wang, and L. Wondraczek, “Efficient near-infrared downconversion in GdVO4:Dy3+ phosphors for enhancing the photo-response of solar cells,” Sol. Energy Mater. Sol. Cells95(7), 1590–1593 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Wang, S.

Wang, Y.

Warta, W.

M. A. Green, K. Emery, Y. Hishikawa, W. Warta, and E. D. Dunlop, “Solar cell efficiency tables (version 39),” Prog. Photovolt. Res. Appl.20(1), 12–20 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Weng, F.

Wiegman, J. W.

E. van der Kolk, O. M. Ten Kate, J. W. Wiegman, D. Biner, and K. W. Krämer, “Enhanced 1G4 emission in NaLaF4: Pr3+, Yb3+ and charge transfer in NaLaF4: Ce3+, Yb3+ studied by Fourier transform luminescence spectroscopy,” Opt. Mater.33(7), 1024–1027 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Wondraczek, L.

G. Gao and L. Wondraczek, “Near-infrared downconversion in Mn2+–Yb3+ co-doped Zn2GeO4,” J. Mater. Chem.1(10), 1952–1958 (2013).
[CrossRef]

D. Yu, S. Ye, M. Peng, Q. Zhang, and L. Wondraczek, “Sequential three-step three-photon near-infrared quantum splitting in β-NaYF4:Tm3+,” Appl. Phys. Lett.100(19), 191911 (2012).
[CrossRef]

W. Zhang, Q. Chen, J. Zhang, Q. Qian, Q. Zhang, and L. Wondraczek, “Enhanced NIR emission from nanocrystalline LaF3:Ho3+ germanate glass ceramics for E-band optical amplification,” J. Alloy. Comp.541, 323–327 (2012).
[CrossRef]

G. Gao, S. Reibstein, E. Spiecker, M. Peng, and L. Wondraczek, “Broadband NIR photoluminescence from Ni2+-doped nanocrystalline Ba–Al titanate glass ceramics,” J. Mater. Chem.22(6), 2582–2588 (2012).
[CrossRef]

G. Gao, M. Peng, and L. Wondraczek, “Temperature dependence and quantum efficiency of ultra-broad NIR photoluminescence from Ni2+ centers in nanocrystalline Ba-Al titanate glass ceramics,” Opt. Lett.37(7), 1166–1168 (2012).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

G. Lakshminarayana and L. Wondraczek, “Photoluminescence and energy transfer in Tb3+/Mn2+ co-doped ZnAl2O4 glass ceramics,” J. Solid State Chem.184(8), 1931–1938 (2011).
[CrossRef]

G. Gao, R. Meszaros, M. Peng, and L. Wondraczek, “Broadband UV-to-green photoconversion in V-doped lithium zinc silicate glasses and glass ceramics,” Opt. Express19(Suppl 3), A312–A318 (2011).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

G. Gao, S. Reibstein, M. Peng, and L. Wondraczek, “Tunable dual-mode photoluminescence from nanocrystalline Eu-doped Li2ZnSiO4 glass ceramic phosphors,” J. Mater. Chem.21(9), 3156–3161 (2011).
[CrossRef]

D. Yu, X. Huang, S. Ye, M. Peng, Q. Zhang, and L. Wondraczek, “Three-photon near-infrared quantum splitting in β-NaYF4:Ho3+,” Appl. Phys. Lett.99(16), 161904 (2011).
[CrossRef]

D. Yu, S. Ye, M. Peng, Q. Zhang, J. Qiu, J. Wang, and L. Wondraczek, “Efficient near-infrared downconversion in GdVO4:Dy3+ phosphors for enhancing the photo-response of solar cells,” Sol. Energy Mater. Sol. Cells95(7), 1590–1593 (2011).
[CrossRef]

G. Gao, N. Da, S. Reibstein, and L. Wondraczek, “Enhanced photoluminescence from mixed-valence Eu-doped nanocrystalline silicate glass ceramics,” Opt. Express18(Suppl 4), A575–A583 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

M. Peng and L. Wondraczek, “Bismuth-doped oxide glasses as potential solar spectral converters and concentrators,” J. Mater. Chem.19(5), 627–630 (2009).
[CrossRef]

G. Gao, S. Reibstein, M. Peng, and L. Wondraczek, “Dual-mode photoluminescence from nanocrystalline Mn2+-doped Li,Zn-aluminosilicate glass ceramics,” Phys. Chem. Glasses52, 59–63 (2011).

Xia, Z.

Xu, Y.

Y. Xu, X. Zhang, S. Dai, B. Fan, H. Ma, J.-I. Adam, J. Ren, and G. Chen, “Efficient near-infrared downconversion in Pr3+-Yb3+ co-doped glasses and glass ceramics containing LaF3 nanocrystals,” J. Phys. Chem. C115(26), 13056–13062 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Yanes, A. C.

V. D. Rodríguez, V. K. Tikhomirov, J. Méndez-Ramos, A. C. Yanes, and V. V. Moshchalkov, “Towards broad range and highly efficient downconversion of solar spectrum by Er3+-Yb3+ co-doped nanostructured glass-ceramics,” Sol. Energy Mater. Sol. Cells94(10), 1612–1617 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Yang, G.

Q. Zhang, G. Yang, and Z. Jiang, “Cooperative downconversion in GdAl3(BO3)4:RE3+,Yb3+ (RE = Pr, Tb, and Tm),” Appl. Phys. Lett.91(5), 051903 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Ye, S.

S. Ye, J. Zhou, S. Wang, R. Hu, D. Wang, and J. Qiu, “Broadband downshifting luminescence in Cr3+-Yb3+ co-doped garnet for efficient photovoltaic generation,” Opt. Express21(4), 4167–4173 (2013).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

S. Ye, N. Jiang, J. Zhou, D. Wang, and J. Qiu, “Optical property and energy transfer in the ZnO-LiYbO2 hybrid phosphors under the indirect near-UV excitation,” J. Electrochem. Soc.159(1), H11–H15 (2012).
[CrossRef]

D. Yu, S. Ye, M. Peng, Q. Zhang, and L. Wondraczek, “Sequential three-step three-photon near-infrared quantum splitting in β-NaYF4:Tm3+,” Appl. Phys. Lett.100(19), 191911 (2012).
[CrossRef]

D. Yu, X. Huang, S. Ye, M. Peng, Q. Zhang, and L. Wondraczek, “Three-photon near-infrared quantum splitting in β-NaYF4:Ho3+,” Appl. Phys. Lett.99(16), 161904 (2011).
[CrossRef]

D. Yu, S. Ye, M. Peng, Q. Zhang, J. Qiu, J. Wang, and L. Wondraczek, “Efficient near-infrared downconversion in GdVO4:Dy3+ phosphors for enhancing the photo-response of solar cells,” Sol. Energy Mater. Sol. Cells95(7), 1590–1593 (2011).
[CrossRef]

J. Zhou, Y. Teng, S. Ye, Y. Zhuang, and J. Qiu, “Enhanced downconversion luminescence by co-doping Ce3+ in Tb3+–Yb3+ doped borate glasses,” Chem. Phys. Lett.486(4-6), 116–118 (2010).
[CrossRef]

J. Zhou, Y. Teng, X. Liu, S. Ye, Z. Ma, and J. Qiu, “Broadband spectral modification from visible light to near-infrared radiation using Ce3+-Er3+ co-doped yttrium aluminum garnet,” Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys.12(41), 13759–13762 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

S. Ye, B. Zhu, J. Chen, J. Luo, and J. Qiu, “Infrared quantum cutting in Tb3+,Yb3+ co-doped transparent glass ceramics containing CaF2 nanocrystals,” Appl. Phys. Lett.92(14), 141112 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Yu, C.

G. Gao, G. Wang, C. Yu, J. Zhang, and L. Hu, “Investigation of 2.0 μm emission in Tm3+ and Ho3+ co-doped oxyfluoride tellurite glass,” J. Lumin.129(9), 1042–1047 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Yu, D.

D. Yu, S. Ye, M. Peng, Q. Zhang, and L. Wondraczek, “Sequential three-step three-photon near-infrared quantum splitting in β-NaYF4:Tm3+,” Appl. Phys. Lett.100(19), 191911 (2012).
[CrossRef]

D. Yu, X. Huang, S. Ye, M. Peng, Q. Zhang, and L. Wondraczek, “Three-photon near-infrared quantum splitting in β-NaYF4:Ho3+,” Appl. Phys. Lett.99(16), 161904 (2011).
[CrossRef]

D. Yu, S. Ye, M. Peng, Q. Zhang, J. Qiu, J. Wang, and L. Wondraczek, “Efficient near-infrared downconversion in GdVO4:Dy3+ phosphors for enhancing the photo-response of solar cells,” Sol. Energy Mater. Sol. Cells95(7), 1590–1593 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Yu, Y.

Zhang, J.

W. Zhang, Q. Chen, J. Zhang, Q. Qian, Q. Zhang, and L. Wondraczek, “Enhanced NIR emission from nanocrystalline LaF3:Ho3+ germanate glass ceramics for E-band optical amplification,” J. Alloy. Comp.541, 323–327 (2012).
[CrossRef]

G. Gao, G. Wang, C. Yu, J. Zhang, and L. Hu, “Investigation of 2.0 μm emission in Tm3+ and Ho3+ co-doped oxyfluoride tellurite glass,” J. Lumin.129(9), 1042–1047 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Zhang, Q.

Q. Chen, W. Zhang, X. Huang, G. Dong, M. Peng, and Q. Zhang, “Efficient down- and up-conversion of Pr3+-Yb3+ co-doped transparent oxyfluoride glass ceramics,” J. Alloy. Comp.513, 139–144 (2012).
[CrossRef]

W. Zhang, Q. Chen, J. Zhang, Q. Qian, Q. Zhang, and L. Wondraczek, “Enhanced NIR emission from nanocrystalline LaF3:Ho3+ germanate glass ceramics for E-band optical amplification,” J. Alloy. Comp.541, 323–327 (2012).
[CrossRef]

D. Yu, S. Ye, M. Peng, Q. Zhang, and L. Wondraczek, “Sequential three-step three-photon near-infrared quantum splitting in β-NaYF4:Tm3+,” Appl. Phys. Lett.100(19), 191911 (2012).
[CrossRef]

D. Yu, X. Huang, S. Ye, M. Peng, Q. Zhang, and L. Wondraczek, “Three-photon near-infrared quantum splitting in β-NaYF4:Ho3+,” Appl. Phys. Lett.99(16), 161904 (2011).
[CrossRef]

D. Yu, S. Ye, M. Peng, Q. Zhang, J. Qiu, J. Wang, and L. Wondraczek, “Efficient near-infrared downconversion in GdVO4:Dy3+ phosphors for enhancing the photo-response of solar cells,” Sol. Energy Mater. Sol. Cells95(7), 1590–1593 (2011).
[CrossRef]

X. Chen, X. Huang, and Q. Zhang, “Concentration-dependent near-infrared quantum cutting in NaYF4:Pr3+, Yb3+ phosphor,” J. Appl. Phys.106(6), 063518 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Q. Zhang, G. Yang, and Z. Jiang, “Cooperative downconversion in GdAl3(BO3)4:RE3+,Yb3+ (RE = Pr, Tb, and Tm),” Appl. Phys. Lett.91(5), 051903 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Zhang, W.

W. Zhang, Q. Chen, J. Zhang, Q. Qian, Q. Zhang, and L. Wondraczek, “Enhanced NIR emission from nanocrystalline LaF3:Ho3+ germanate glass ceramics for E-band optical amplification,” J. Alloy. Comp.541, 323–327 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Q. Chen, W. Zhang, X. Huang, G. Dong, M. Peng, and Q. Zhang, “Efficient down- and up-conversion of Pr3+-Yb3+ co-doped transparent oxyfluoride glass ceramics,” J. Alloy. Comp.513, 139–144 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Zhang, X.

Y. Xu, X. Zhang, S. Dai, B. Fan, H. Ma, J.-I. Adam, J. Ren, and G. Chen, “Efficient near-infrared downconversion in Pr3+-Yb3+ co-doped glasses and glass ceramics containing LaF3 nanocrystals,” J. Phys. Chem. C115(26), 13056–13062 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Zhou, J.

S. Ye, J. Zhou, S. Wang, R. Hu, D. Wang, and J. Qiu, “Broadband downshifting luminescence in Cr3+-Yb3+ co-doped garnet for efficient photovoltaic generation,” Opt. Express21(4), 4167–4173 (2013).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

S. Ye, N. Jiang, J. Zhou, D. Wang, and J. Qiu, “Optical property and energy transfer in the ZnO-LiYbO2 hybrid phosphors under the indirect near-UV excitation,” J. Electrochem. Soc.159(1), H11–H15 (2012).
[CrossRef]

J. Zhou, Y. Teng, X. Liu, S. Ye, Z. Ma, and J. Qiu, “Broadband spectral modification from visible light to near-infrared radiation using Ce3+-Er3+ co-doped yttrium aluminum garnet,” Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys.12(41), 13759–13762 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. Zhou, Y. Teng, S. Ye, Y. Zhuang, and J. Qiu, “Enhanced downconversion luminescence by co-doping Ce3+ in Tb3+–Yb3+ doped borate glasses,” Chem. Phys. Lett.486(4-6), 116–118 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Zhu, B.

S. Ye, B. Zhu, J. Chen, J. Luo, and J. Qiu, “Infrared quantum cutting in Tb3+,Yb3+ co-doped transparent glass ceramics containing CaF2 nanocrystals,” Appl. Phys. Lett.92(14), 141112 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Zhuang, Y.

J. Zhou, Y. Teng, S. Ye, Y. Zhuang, and J. Qiu, “Enhanced downconversion luminescence by co-doping Ce3+ in Tb3+–Yb3+ doped borate glasses,” Chem. Phys. Lett.486(4-6), 116–118 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Acta Crystallogr. A (1)

R. Shannon, “Revised effective ionic radii and systematic studies of interatomic distances in halides and chalcogenides,” Acta Crystallogr. A32(5), 751–767 (1976).
[CrossRef]

Acta Crystallogr. Sect. E Struct. Rep. Online (1)

A. Nakatsuka, O. Ohtaka, H. Arima, N. Nakayama, and T. Mizota, “Aragonite-type lanthanum orthoborate, LaBO3,” Acta Crystallogr. Sect. E Struct. Rep. Online62(4), i103–i105 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Adv. Mater. (2)

B. M. van der Ende, L. Aarts, and A. Meijerink, “Near-infrared quantum cutting for photovoltaics,” Adv. Mater.21(30), 3073–3077 (2009).
[CrossRef]

H.-Q. Wang, M. Batentschuk, A. Osvet, L. Pinna, and C. J. Brabec, “Rare-earth ion-doped up conversion materials for photovoltaic applications,” Adv. Mater.23(22-23), 2675–2680 (2011).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Appl. Phys. Lett. (5)

J. J. Eilers, D. Biner, J. T. van Wijngaarden, K. Krämer, H.-U. Güdel, and A. Meijerink, “Efficient visible to infrared quantum cutting through downconversion with the Er3+–Yb3+ couple in Cs3Y2Br9,” Appl. Phys. Lett.96, 151106 (2010).
[CrossRef]

D. Yu, S. Ye, M. Peng, Q. Zhang, and L. Wondraczek, “Sequential three-step three-photon near-infrared quantum splitting in β-NaYF4:Tm3+,” Appl. Phys. Lett.100(19), 191911 (2012).
[CrossRef]

D. Yu, X. Huang, S. Ye, M. Peng, Q. Zhang, and L. Wondraczek, “Three-photon near-infrared quantum splitting in β-NaYF4:Ho3+,” Appl. Phys. Lett.99(16), 161904 (2011).
[CrossRef]

S. Ye, B. Zhu, J. Chen, J. Luo, and J. Qiu, “Infrared quantum cutting in Tb3+,Yb3+ co-doped transparent glass ceramics containing CaF2 nanocrystals,” Appl. Phys. Lett.92(14), 141112 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Q. Zhang, G. Yang, and Z. Jiang, “Cooperative downconversion in GdAl3(BO3)4:RE3+,Yb3+ (RE = Pr, Tb, and Tm),” Appl. Phys. Lett.91(5), 051903 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Chem. Phys. Lett. (1)

J. Zhou, Y. Teng, S. Ye, Y. Zhuang, and J. Qiu, “Enhanced downconversion luminescence by co-doping Ce3+ in Tb3+–Yb3+ doped borate glasses,” Chem. Phys. Lett.486(4-6), 116–118 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Energy Environ. Sci. (1)

J. de Wild, A. Meijerink, J. K. Rath, W. G. J. H. M. van Sark, and R. E. I. Schropp, “Upconverter solar cells: materials and applications,” Energy Environ. Sci.4(12), 4835–4848 (2011).
[CrossRef]

J. Alloy. Comp. (2)

W. Zhang, Q. Chen, J. Zhang, Q. Qian, Q. Zhang, and L. Wondraczek, “Enhanced NIR emission from nanocrystalline LaF3:Ho3+ germanate glass ceramics for E-band optical amplification,” J. Alloy. Comp.541, 323–327 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Q. Chen, W. Zhang, X. Huang, G. Dong, M. Peng, and Q. Zhang, “Efficient down- and up-conversion of Pr3+-Yb3+ co-doped transparent oxyfluoride glass ceramics,” J. Alloy. Comp.513, 139–144 (2012).
[CrossRef]

J. Appl. Phys. (2)

D. K. Sardar and C. C. Russel, “Optical transitions, absorption intensities, and inter-manifold emission cross section of Pr3+ (4f2) in Ca5(PO4)3F crystal host,” J. Appl. Phys.95(10), 5334–5339 (2004).
[CrossRef]

X. Chen, X. Huang, and Q. Zhang, “Concentration-dependent near-infrared quantum cutting in NaYF4:Pr3+, Yb3+ phosphor,” J. Appl. Phys.106(6), 063518 (2009).
[CrossRef]

J. Electrochem. Soc. (1)

S. Ye, N. Jiang, J. Zhou, D. Wang, and J. Qiu, “Optical property and energy transfer in the ZnO-LiYbO2 hybrid phosphors under the indirect near-UV excitation,” J. Electrochem. Soc.159(1), H11–H15 (2012).
[CrossRef]

J. Lumin. (2)

G. Gao, G. Wang, C. Yu, J. Zhang, and L. Hu, “Investigation of 2.0 μm emission in Tm3+ and Ho3+ co-doped oxyfluoride tellurite glass,” J. Lumin.129(9), 1042–1047 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Y. Katayama and S. Tanabe, “Mechanism of quantum cutting in Pr3+-Yb3+ co-doped oxyfluoride glass ceramics,” J. Lumin.134, 825–829 (2013).
[CrossRef]

J. Mater. Chem. (4)

G. Gao, S. Reibstein, E. Spiecker, M. Peng, and L. Wondraczek, “Broadband NIR photoluminescence from Ni2+-doped nanocrystalline Ba–Al titanate glass ceramics,” J. Mater. Chem.22(6), 2582–2588 (2012).
[CrossRef]

G. Gao, S. Reibstein, M. Peng, and L. Wondraczek, “Tunable dual-mode photoluminescence from nanocrystalline Eu-doped Li2ZnSiO4 glass ceramic phosphors,” J. Mater. Chem.21(9), 3156–3161 (2011).
[CrossRef]

M. Peng and L. Wondraczek, “Bismuth-doped oxide glasses as potential solar spectral converters and concentrators,” J. Mater. Chem.19(5), 627–630 (2009).
[CrossRef]

G. Gao and L. Wondraczek, “Near-infrared downconversion in Mn2+–Yb3+ co-doped Zn2GeO4,” J. Mater. Chem.1(10), 1952–1958 (2013).
[CrossRef]

J. Mater. Res. (1)

K. L. Ley, M. Krumpelt, R. Kumar, J. H. Meiser, and I. Bloom, “Glass-ceramic sealants for solid oxide fuel cells: Par I. Physical properties,” J. Mater. Res.11(06), 1489–1493 (1996).
[CrossRef]

J. Phys. Chem. C (1)

Y. Xu, X. Zhang, S. Dai, B. Fan, H. Ma, J.-I. Adam, J. Ren, and G. Chen, “Efficient near-infrared downconversion in Pr3+-Yb3+ co-doped glasses and glass ceramics containing LaF3 nanocrystals,” J. Phys. Chem. C115(26), 13056–13062 (2011).
[CrossRef]

J. Solid State Chem. (1)

G. Lakshminarayana and L. Wondraczek, “Photoluminescence and energy transfer in Tb3+/Mn2+ co-doped ZnAl2O4 glass ceramics,” J. Solid State Chem.184(8), 1931–1938 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Express (4)

Opt. Lett. (3)

Opt. Mater. (1)

E. van der Kolk, O. M. Ten Kate, J. W. Wiegman, D. Biner, and K. W. Krämer, “Enhanced 1G4 emission in NaLaF4: Pr3+, Yb3+ and charge transfer in NaLaF4: Ce3+, Yb3+ studied by Fourier transform luminescence spectroscopy,” Opt. Mater.33(7), 1024–1027 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. (2)

B. M. van der Ende, L. Aarts, and A. Meijerink, “Lanthanide ions as spectral converters for solar cells,” Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys.11(47), 11081–11095 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. Zhou, Y. Teng, X. Liu, S. Ye, Z. Ma, and J. Qiu, “Broadband spectral modification from visible light to near-infrared radiation using Ce3+-Er3+ co-doped yttrium aluminum garnet,” Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys.12(41), 13759–13762 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Phys. Rev. B (1)

J. T. van Wijngaarden, S. Scheidelaar, T. J. H. Vlugt, M. F. Reid, and A. Meijerink, “Energy transfer mechanism for downconversion in the (Pr3+, Yb3+) couple,” Phys. Rev. B81(15), 155112 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Prog. Photovolt. Res. Appl. (1)

M. A. Green, K. Emery, Y. Hishikawa, W. Warta, and E. D. Dunlop, “Solar cell efficiency tables (version 39),” Prog. Photovolt. Res. Appl.20(1), 12–20 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Sol. Energy Mater. Sol. Cells (3)

D. Yu, S. Ye, M. Peng, Q. Zhang, J. Qiu, J. Wang, and L. Wondraczek, “Efficient near-infrared downconversion in GdVO4:Dy3+ phosphors for enhancing the photo-response of solar cells,” Sol. Energy Mater. Sol. Cells95(7), 1590–1593 (2011).
[CrossRef]

B. S. Richards, “Enhancing the performance of silicon solar cells via the application of passive luminescence conversion layers,” Sol. Energy Mater. Sol. Cells90(15), 2329–2337 (2006).
[CrossRef]

V. D. Rodríguez, V. K. Tikhomirov, J. Méndez-Ramos, A. C. Yanes, and V. V. Moshchalkov, “Towards broad range and highly efficient downconversion of solar spectrum by Er3+-Yb3+ co-doped nanostructured glass-ceramics,” Sol. Energy Mater. Sol. Cells94(10), 1612–1617 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Other (2)

W. Höland and G. H. Beall, Glass Ceramic Technology (Am. Ceram. Soc., 2002).

G. Gao, S. Reibstein, M. Peng, and L. Wondraczek, “Dual-mode photoluminescence from nanocrystalline Mn2+-doped Li,Zn-aluminosilicate glass ceramics,” Phys. Chem. Glasses52, 59–63 (2011).

Cited By

OSA participates in CrossRef's Cited-By Linking service. Citing articles from OSA journals and other participating publishers are listed here.

Alert me when this article is cited.


Figures (7)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Absorption spectra of the Pr3+/ Yb3+ co-doped SLABS glasses dependent on Yb2O3 doping concentration.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Steady-state visible (a) PLE (λem = 608 nm) and (b) PL (λex = 445 nm) spectra of Pr3+, and NIR (d) PLE (λex = 976 nm) and (e) PL (λex = 445 nm) spectra of Yb3+ of the Pr3+/Yb3+ co-doped SLABS glasses as a function of Yb3+ doping concentration. (c) PL peak intensity of Pr3+ at 608 nm and (f) integrated PL intensity in the spectral range of 920-1200 nm as a function of Yb3+ doping concentration. Inset of (b): Energy levels of Pr3+. Lines in (c) and (f) are guides for the eye.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Gaussian fitted PL spectra of the Pr3+/ Yb3+ co-doped SLABS glasses in the NIR region as a function of Yb3+ doping concentration, (a) Yb3+:2F7/22F5/2 at 976 nm, (c) Yb3+:2F7/22F5/2 at 997 nm and (e) Pr3+:1D23F3. (b), (d) and (f) corresponding PL intensity change of the Pr3+/ Yb3+ co-doped SLABS glasses dependent on Yb2O3 doping concentration respectively. Lines in (b), (d) and (f) are guides for the eye.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

(a) Normalized decay curves of the Pr3+/Yb3+ co-doped SLABS glasses dependent on Yb2O3 doping concentration under excitation at 445 nm by monitoring PL (a) at 608 nm (Pr3+:3P03H6), (c) at 1475 nm (Pr3+:1D21G4) and (e) at 976 nm (Yb3+:2F5/22F7/2). Yb3+ doping concentration dependent lifetimes of (b) Pr3+ PL at 608 nm, (d) Pr3+ PL at 1475 nm and (f)Yb3+ PL at 976 nm. Lines in (d), (e) and (f) are guides for the eye.

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

(a) DSC curve of the SLABS glass sample. (b) ex situ XRD patterns of the 1Pr3+/0.5Yb3+ co-doped SLABS glass and LaBO3 glass ceramic annealed at 800 °C for 32 hrs. (c) Crystal structure of LaBO3. Blue, black and red full sphere illustrates La3+, B3+ and O2+ respectively.

Fig. 6
Fig. 6

Steady-state visible (a) PLE and (b) PL spectra of Pr3+, and NIR (d) PLE and (e) PL spectra of Yb3+ of the 1Pr3+/0.5Yb3+ co-doped SLABS glass and LaBO3 glass ceramic annealed at 800 °C for 32 hrs. (c) Visible (Pr3+ PL at 608 nm (3P03H6)) and (f) NIR (Yb3+ PL at 976 nm (2F5/22F7/2)) decay curves of the SLABS glass and glass ceramic annealed at 800 °C for 32 hrs excited at 445 nm monitoring PL at 608 nm of Pr3+ and 976 nm of Yb3+ respectively.

Fig. 7
Fig. 7

Energy levels diagram of Pr3+ and Yb3+, and possible energy transfer mechanism from Pr3+ to Yb3+. (a) Resonant energy transfer from Pr3+:3P0 and Pr3+:1G4 levels to two Yb3+:2F5/2 level. (b) One step first-order resonant energy transfer from Pr3+:3P0 level to Yb3+:2F5/2 and then a radiative relaxation from Pr3+:1G0 level to Pr3+:3H4 or Pr3+:3H5 level. (c) Cooperative energy transfer from one Pr3+:3P0 level to two neighboring Yb3+:2F5/2 level. (d) The first-order resonant energy transfer from Pr3+:1P2 level to Yb3+:2F5/2.

Tables (1)

Tables Icon

Table 1 Predicted Radiative Decay Rates (AJJ'), Branching Ratio (β JJ') and Radiative Emission Lifetime (τrad) of Pr3+ in SLABS Glasses at 300 K

Equations (2)

Equations on this page are rendered with MathJax. Learn more.

η E T E , x % Y b = 1 τ x % Y b τ 0 % Y b
η = η Pr ( 1 η E T E , x % Y b )   +   2 η Y b η E T E , x % Y b ,

Metrics