Optical temperature sensing based on the near-infrared emissions from Nd 3+ /Yb 3+ codoped CaWO 4

Wei Xu, Qiutong Song, Longjiang Zheng, Zhiguo Zhang, Wenwu Cao

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Under a 980 nm diode laser excitation, the near-infrared (NIR) emissions from Nd 3+ : 4 F 7/2 , 4 F 5/2 , and 4 F 3/2 states in Nd 3+ /Yb 3+ codoped CaWO4 powder were studied at temperatures ranging from 303 to 873 K. As the temperature increased, the NIR luminescence intensity was significantly enhanced and nearly 190-fold enhancement was achieved at 873 K compared with that at 303 K. By using the fluorescence intensity ratio technique, the thermometry behaviors through the NIR emissions were investigated. The results illustrate that the sensitivity and the accuracy achieved here are much higher than temperature sensors based on other rare earth ion doped materials.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4635-4638
Number of pages4
JournalOptics Letters
Issue number16
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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