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  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 52, Iss. 23 — Aug. 10, 2013
  • pp: 5606–5610

Photoluminescence properties of Tm3+/Tb3+/Eu3+ tri-doped phosphate glass and glass ceramics for white-light-emitting diodes

Yin Yu, Feng Song, Chengguo Ming, Jun Zhang, and Fengxiao Wang  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 52, Issue 23, pp. 5606-5610 (2013)

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Tm3+/Tb3+/Eu3+ tri-doped phosphate glasses are synthesized to explore new white-light-emitting materials. Under 365 nm excitation, the CIE coordinates (x=0.339, y=0.341) of the Eu0.07 glass sample are close to the standard equal energy white-light illumination (x=0.333, y=0.333). The quantum efficiency is very high (72.27%). The energy transition from Tb3+ to Eu3+ is reasonably interpreted based on the analysis of the luminescence lifetimes. To enhance the white-light emission, Tm3+/Tb3+/Eu3+ tri-doped phosphate glass ceramics are prepared.

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OCIS Codes
(160.4670) Materials : Optical materials
(160.4760) Materials : Optical properties
(160.5690) Materials : Rare-earth-doped materials
(260.2160) Physical optics : Energy transfer

ToC Category:
Physical Optics

Original Manuscript: April 3, 2013
Revised Manuscript: May 21, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: May 25, 2013
Published: August 5, 2013

Yin Yu, Feng Song, Chengguo Ming, Jun Zhang, and Fengxiao Wang, "Photoluminescence properties of Tm3+/Tb3+/Eu3+ tri-doped phosphate glass and glass ceramics for white-light-emitting diodes," Appl. Opt. 52, 5606-5610 (2013)

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