Low Temperature Physics: 42, 576 (2016); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4959016
Физика Низких Температур: Том 42, Выпуск 7 (Июль 2016), c. 733-737    ( к оглавлению , назад )

Temperature and impurity concentration effects on upconversion luminescence in LaInO3 doped with Er3+

A. Sarakovskis, J. Grube, K. Strals, G. Krieke, M. Springis, N. Mironova-Ulmane, and V. Skvortsova

Institute of Solid State Physics, University of Latvia, LV-1063, Riga, Latvia
E-mail: anatoly@cfi.lu.lv

E.K. Yukhno and L.A. Bashkirov

Belarusian State Technological University, 220006, Minsk, Belarus

Received March 11, 2016


In this paper a novel method for synthesis of LaInO3 : Er3+ is reported and upconversion luminescence properties of the synthesized material at different temperatures (9–300 K) are studied. The samples were prepared by co-precipitation and subsequent heat treatment of lanthanum, indium and erbium hydroxides. It is shown that the excitation at 980 nm leads to a strong green upconversion luminescence in the material. At the concentrations above 0.1 mol % of Er3+ the energy transfer upconversion mechanism of the luminescence becomes evident.Further increase of Er3+ content in the material leads to higher red-to-green upconversion luminescence intensityratio. The mechanisms responsible for the observed variation are discussed.

PACS: 78.47.D– Time resolved spectroscopy;
PACS: 78.55.–m Photoluminescence, properties and materials;
PACS: 87.15.mq Luminescence.

Key words: LaInO3, Er3+, photoluminescence, upconversion luminescence spectra.

Published online: May 25, 2016