Luminescence properties and up-conversion emission of Er 3+ /Yb 3+ /Tm 3+ triply doped zinc-tellurite glasses

G. Lozano, O. B. Silva, M. Siu-Li, V. A.G. Rivera, E. Marega

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Tellurite glasses have been widely studied due to their capability to incorporate high concentrations of rare earth ions and obtain coloured light emission, however, high efficiency has not been achieved. In this manuscript, luminescence properties and up-conversion emission in tellurite-zinc glasses doped with Er 3+ −Yb 3+ −Tm 3+ , based on the colour mixing of red, green and blue light, is reported. The samples were characterized by UV-visible to infrared absorption spectroscopy and up-conversion spectra. Tuneable up-conversion emission was obtained by modifying the concentration of the rare earth ions and adjusting the laser excitation power at 972 nm. The addition of Yb 3+ ions improve the efficiency of the up-conversion process, because acts as a donor via energy transfer to Er 3+ and to Tm 3+ . These materials are propitious candidates for applications in the development of photonic devices and solid-state lighting.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLatin America Optics and Photonics Conference, LAOP 2018
PublisherOSA - The Optical Society
ISBN (Print)9781943580491
StatePublished - 2018
EventLatin America Optics and Photonics Conference, LAOP 2018 - Lima, Peru
Duration: 12 Nov 201815 Nov 2018

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NameOptics InfoBase Conference Papers
VolumePart F123-LAOP 2018


ConferenceLatin America Optics and Photonics Conference, LAOP 2018

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