Intense 1064 nm emission by the efficient energy transfer from Ce 3+ to Nd3+ in Ce/Nd co-doped YAG transparent ceramics

Yukun Li, Shengming Zhou, Hui Lin, Xiaorui Hou, Wenjie Li

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

30 Scopus citations


Ce/Nd co-doped YAG transparent ceramics were fabricated by solid-state reaction and vacuum sintering method for the first time. By comparison of the samples for various Ce3+ concentrations ranging from 0.01 to 1 at%, it was shown that the 0.3 at%Ce:1.0 at%Nd:YAG ceramic exhibited the strongest near-infrared (NIR) luminescence as well as a good transparency. The intense 1064 nm emission due to the Nd3+ 4F3/24I11/2 was observed upon the excitation of 5d level of Ce3+. The energy transfer from Ce3+ to Nd 3+consists of non-radiative and radiative parts. The efficient energy transfer from Ce3+ to Nd3+ could make the NIR luminescence in Ce/Nd co-doped YAG easily excited by GaN LED. Therefore, the Ce/Nd co-doped transparent ceramics have the potential to be a new efficient NIR luminophor or a low threshold, high efficiency laser grain medium.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1223-1226
Number of pages4
JournalOptical Materials
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2010


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Computer Science(all)
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Spectroscopy
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Cite this