Scientific Results

Low-cost approach for broadband enhancement of ultraviolet to visible light downconversion in fluorescent media

Year: 2012

Authors: Mupparapu R., Vynck K., Malfanti I., Vignolini S., Burresi M., Scudo P., Fusco R., Wiersma D.

Autors Affiliation: European Laboratory for Non-linear Spectroscopy (LENS), University of Florence, Via Nello Carrara 1, 50019, Sesto Fiorentino (Florence), Italy; Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge, Madingley Road, Cambridge CB3 0HE, United Kingdom; Istituto Nazionale di Ottica (CNR-INO), Largo Fermi 6, 50125 Florence, Italy; ENI Donegani Institute, Research Center for Non Conventional Energy, Novara, Italy

Abstract: The addition of a tiny amount of Aluminum nanoparticles in dye solutions is shown to yield a significant enhancement of the down conversion of ultraviolet light while maintaining a high transparency at visible wavelengths.

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KeyWords: Aluminum nanoparticles; Downconversion; Dye solutions; Fluorescent media; High transparency; Light-matter interactions; Plasmonics; Ultra-violet light; Visible light; Visible wavelengths, Aluminum; Solar energy; Ultraviolet radiation, Photonics

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