Journal of Photopolymer Science and Technology
Online ISSN : 1349-6336
Print ISSN : 0914-9244
Investigation of the Up-conversion Properties of Er-Yb-doped Calcium Tantalates with Various Ca/Ta Ratios
Sayaka TamuraMichio IwaokaYasushi SatoMakoto KobayashiMasato KakihanaKoji Tomita
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2017 Volume 30 Issue 4 Pages 507-512

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Er3+/Yb3+ co-doped calcium tantalate up-conversion (UC) phosphors were synthesized via a parallel synthesis scheme using the gelable citrate complex method. Samples with various Ca/Ta atomic ratios were prepared, and their UC emission properties were compared. Under 980-nm near-infrared laser excitation, α-Ca2Ta2O7 : Er3+, Yb3+ showed an extremely weak UC emission intensity and CaTa4O11 : Er3+, Yb3+ demonstrated an excellent UC emission intensity. In addition, the local symmetry around the rare-earth dopant ions affected the UC luminescence properties.

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