Room temperature WGM resonances in the red spectral range from Ho3+ activated ZnO micro-spherical cavities

K. Fabitha, F. Nagasaki, Y. Fujiwara, Y. Wakiyama, D. Nakamura, M. S. Ramachandra Rao

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Highly crystalline and smooth 1% Ho3+ doped ZnO microspheres with diameters ranging from 0.5 to 15 μm were synthesized using laser ablation technique. Near band edge whispering gallery mode (WGM) resonances from Ho:ZnO microspheres with a single oscillation route in the UV range are observed with 355 nm excitation. Apart from the significantly enhanced visible WGM resonances associated with intrinsic oxygen vacancy defects by Ho3+ doping, the visible range WGM resonances associated with the Ho3+ 5F55I8 emission at 629-690 nm are also observed with a 488 nm excitation. The WGMs of Ho3+ f-f emission possess lower threshold and high Q-factor values.

Original languageEnglish
Article number262102
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Issue number26
Publication statusPublished - Jun 25 2018

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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