Investigation on upconversion photoluminescence of Bi3TiNbO 9:Er3:Yb3 thin films

Hengzhi Chen, Bin Yang, Yan Sun, Mingfu Zhang, Yu Sui, Zhiguo Zhang, Wenwu Cao

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Bi3TiNbO9:Er3:Yb3 (BTNEY) thin films were fabricated on fused silica by pulsed laser deposition. It was demonstrated that different laser fluence and substrate temperature during growth of BTNEY upconversion photoluminescence (UC-PL) samples control the film's grain size and hence influences the UC-PL properties. The average grain size of BTNEY thin films deposited on fused silica substrates with laser fluence 4, 5, 6, and 7 J/cm2 are 30.8, 35.9, 40.6, and 43.4 nm, respectively. The 525 nm emission intensities increase with the deposition laser fluence and the emission intensities of BTNEY thin film deposited under 700 and 600 °C are almost 24 and 4 times, respectively, as strong as those of samples under 500 °C. The grain size of BTNEY thin film increases with the increasing temperature. UC-PL of BTNEY films is enhanced by increasing grain size of the films.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2574-2578
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Luminescence
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 2011

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biophysics
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • General Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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