Growth and characterization of Pr3+-doped Gd1-xYbxF3 fluoride single crystal for visible up-conversion luminescence applications

Rayko Simura, Anis Jouini, Kei Kamada, Akira Yoshikawa, Kenji Aoki, Yannick Guyot, Georges Boulon, Tsuguo Fukuda

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New rare-earth trifluorides of Gd1-xYbxF3 crystals were grown using the micro-pulling-down (μ-PD) method and single crystals were obtained for composition of x between 0.12 and 0.42 in the current study. Neither visible inclusions nor cracks were observed. Room temperature up-conversion luminescence spectra of Praseodymium (Pr3+) -doped Gd1-xYbxF3 were studied. Visible Pr3+ emission was obtained under infrared laser pumping on the ytterbium (Yb3+) absorption broadband at 935.5 nm. The origin of this emission will be discussed as a function of the decay times.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)309-313
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Crystal Growth
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2006 May 15


  • A1. Energy transfer
  • A2. Micro-pulling-down method
  • A3. Single-crystal growth
  • B1. Fluoride
  • B1. Pr

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry


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