Improving Optical Temperature Sensing Performance of Er3+ Doped Y2O3 Microtubes via Co-doping and Controlling Excitation Power

Xiangfu Wang, Ye Wang, Jose Marques-Hueso, Xiaohong Yan

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Abstract

This work presents a new method to effectively improve the optical temperature behavior of Er3+ doped Y2O3 microtubes by co-doping of Tm3+ or Ho3+ ion and controlling excitation power. The influence of Tm3+ or Ho3+ ion on optical temperature behavior of Y2O3:Er3+ microtubes is investigated by analyzing the temperature and excitation power dependent emission spectra, thermal quenching ratios, fluorescence intensity ratios, and sensitivity. It is found that the thermal quenching of Y2O3:Er3+ microtubes is inhibited by co-doping with Tm3+ or Ho3+ ion, moreover the maximum sensitivity value based on the thermal coupled 4S3/2/2H11/2 levels is enhanced greatly and shifts to the high temperature range, while the maximum sensitivity based on 4F9/2(1)/4F9/2(2) levels shifts to the low temperature range and greatly increases. The sensitivity values are dependent on the excitation power, and reach two maximum values of 0.0529/K at 24 K and 0.0057/K at 457 K for the Y2O3:1%Er3+, 0.5%Ho3+ at 121 mW/mm2 excitation power, which makes optical temperature measurement in wide temperature range possible. The mechanism of changing the sensitivity upon different excitation densities is discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Article number758
JournalScientific Reports
Volume7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 7 Apr 2017

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