Optical-base pressure sensing ability of Yb3+:Y2Si2O7 nanoparticles

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We report the the drastic dependence on pressure of the spectral output of Yb3+:Y2Si2O7 nanoparticles under IR excitation. The spectrum obtained at atmospheric pressure consisted of an intense blue band. At low pressure the spectrum changed to a broad optical band.The Y2Si2O7 activated with Yb3+, since they present bright blue, green and white light emission depending on pressure may be useful as optical-based pressure sensors in potential photonic applications

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Journal: TechConnect Briefs
Volume: 4, Advanced Manufacturing, Electronics and Microsystems: TechConnect Briefs 2016
Published: May 22, 2016
Pages: 251 - 255
Industry sectors: Advanced Materials & Manufacturing | Sensors, MEMS, Electronics
Topics: Photonic Materials & Devices
ISBN: 978-0-9975-1173-4