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Upconversion Luminescence of Er ^{3+} –Yb ^{3+} Codoped NaYF _{4} –PVP Electrospun Nanofibers

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9 Author(s)
Guoping Dong ; Shanghai Inst. of Opt. & Fine Mech., Chinese Acad. of Sci., Beijing ; Xiaofeng Liu ; Xiudi Xiao ; Bin Qian
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NaYF4: 0.02ErmiddotxYb-PVP composite nanofibers with the diameter of ~400 nm have been prepared by electrospinning. Field emission scanning electron microscope and X-ray diffraction have been utilized to characterize morphology and structure of the as-prepared electrospun nanofibers. Their up-conversion luminescence is investigated under a 980-nm excitation. Green (538 and 520 nm), red (655 nm), and blue (405 nm) emissions are observed in the up-conversion luminescence spectra, and the intensity of these three emissions changes differently with the variety of Yb content, which has been interpreted successfully in this letter. The color of NaYF4: 0.02ErmiddotxYb-PVP nanofibers under a 980-nm excitation can be changed from green rarr white rarr yellow gradually via changing the Yb content.

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Photonics Technology Letters, IEEE  (Volume:21 ,  Issue: 1 )