Near-infrared-to-near-infrared down-shifting and upconversion luminescence of KY3F10with single dopant of Nd3+ion

Huihong Lin, Ting Yu, Ming Kiu Tsang, Gongxun Bai, Qinyuan Zhang, Jianhua Hao

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We have studied the structural and near-infrared (NIR) luminescent properties of KY3F10phosphors, singly doped with Nd3+serving as both sensitizer and activator. With a single laser diode at the wavelength of 808 nm as a pump source, simultaneous NIR-to-NIR upconversion (UC) and down-shifting (DS) emissions are effectively achieved, due to the specific energy levels of Nd3+dopant and the low phonon energy of the host. The luminescence mechanism related to energy transfer is discussed. The luminescence can be modulated through controlling he population of Nd3+:4F3/2state in our experiment. Interestingly, both UC and DS emissions of the material fall within the dual biological window, suggesting that the prepared phosphors have potential applications in the bioimaging field.
Original languageEnglish
Article number041902
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 25 Jan 2016

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  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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