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Journal of the Optical Society of America B


  • Editor: Henry M. Van Driel
  • Vol. 25, Iss. 12 — Dec. 1, 2008
  • pp: 2057–2063

Enhanced luminescence of Ba 3 La ( P O 4 ) 3 : Dy 3 + by codoping Gd 3 + ions and energy transfer between Gd 3 + and Dy 3 +

Bing Han, Hongbin Liang, Huihong Lin, Wanping Chen, Qiang Su, Guangtao Yang, and Guobin Zhang  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 25, Issue 12, pp. 2057-2063 (2008)

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The orthophosphate phosphors, Ba 3 La ( P O 4 ) 3 activated with Dy 3 + and Gd 3 + Dy 3 + ions, were prepared by a solid reaction technique at high temperature. Their spectroscopic properties were investigated in the vacuum ultraviolet (VUV)–visible range. We found that the introducing of Gd 3 + greatly enhances the Dy 3 + luminescence under 172 nm VUV excitation. The measurements on excitation spectra, emission spectra, and luminescence decay curves revealed that the energy transfer between Gd 3 + and Dy 3 + becomes more and more efficient with the increasing Gd 3 + contents.

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OCIS Codes
(160.2540) Materials : Fluorescent and luminescent materials
(260.7210) Physical optics : Ultraviolet, vacuum
(300.6280) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, fluorescence and luminescence

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Original Manuscript: July 15, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: October 6, 2008
Published: November 24, 2008

Bing Han, Hongbin Liang, Huihong Lin, Wanping Chen, Qiang Su, Guangtao Yang, and Guobin Zhang, "Enhanced luminescence of Ba3La(PO4)3:Dy3+ by codoping Gd3+ ions and energy transfer between Gd3+ and Dy3+," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 25, 2057-2063 (2008)

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