Upconversion color tunability and white light generation in Tm3+/Ho3+/Yb3+ doped aluminum germanate glasses

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Author(s)

  • Hua Gong
  • Dianlai Yang
  • Xin Zhao
  • Edwin Yun Bun Pun
  • Hai Lin

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)554-559
Journal / PublicationOptical Materials
Volume32
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2010

Abstract

Tm3+/Ho3+/Yb3+ triply doped aluminum germanate glasses exhibiting multicolor upconversion fluorescences have been fabricated and characterized. Efficient three-photon blue upconversion emission of Tm3+ and two-photon green and red upconversion fluorescences of Ho3+ have been observed. The strong red emission of Ho3+, which is more than eight times higher than that of the green emission, is desirable in achieving high color rendering index. By varying the excitation power of the 974 nm wavelength laser diode, a series of white fluorescences with a large range of correlated color temperature (CCT) was obtained, and the fluorescence colors can be tuned from yellowish white to warm white, pure white, cool white, and bluish white with different CCT. The upconversion color tunability via pump power adjustment will promote the development of three-dimensional solid-state displays and upconversion illumination devices. © 2009 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Research Area(s)

  • Germanate glasses, Rare-earth ions, Upconversion color tunability

Citation Format(s)

Upconversion color tunability and white light generation in Tm3+/Ho3+/Yb3+ doped aluminum germanate glasses. / Gong, Hua; Yang, Dianlai; Zhao, Xin et al.
In: Optical Materials, Vol. 32, No. 4, 02.2010, p. 554-559.

Research output: Journal Publications and ReviewsRGC 21 - Publication in refereed journalpeer-review