Journal of Materials Science

, Volume 43, Issue 4, pp 1354–1356 | Cite as

Highly efficient cooperative up-conversion of Yb3+ in NaYF4

  • Xiangfu Wang
  • Siguo Xiao
  • Xiaoliang Yang
  • J. W. Ding


Strong blue cooperative up-conversion emission around 475 nm has been observed in Yb3+-doped hexagonal NaYF4. The influence of concentration of the Yb3+ ion on the luminescence intensity is investigated. It is found that the sample shows the strongest cooperative luminescence when the Yb3+ ion concentration is 75%. The investigation shows that hexagonal NaYbF4 is an efficient blue up-converted phosphor, which might be potentially applicable in three-dimensional solid-state fluorescence display.


Excitation Power Hydrogen Fluoride NaYF4 YbF3 Relative Luminescence Intensity 
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This work was supported by National Natural Science Foundation of China (No.: 10674113), Program for New Century Excellent Talents in University (NCET-06-0707), Hunan Provincial Natural Science Foundation of China (No.: 06JJ50006), and partially by Scientific Research Fund of Hunan Provincial Education Department (Nos.: 06A071 and 07B073) and the Open Project Program of Low Dimensional Materials &Application Technology (Xiangtan University) of Ministry of Education of China (No. KF0713).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Xiangfu Wang
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • Siguo Xiao
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • Xiaoliang Yang
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • J. W. Ding
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Institute of Modern PhysicsXiangtan UniversityXiangtan, HunanP.R. China
  2. 2.Key Laboratory of Low Dimensional Materials & Application TechnologyXiangtan UniversityXiangtan, HunanP.R. China
  3. 3.Faculty of Materials and Photo-electronic PhysicsXiangtan UniversityXiangtan, HunanP.R. China

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