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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 3 — Feb. 11, 2013
  • pp: 3161–3169

UV-Vis-NIR luminescence properties and energy transfer mechanism of LiSrPO4:Eu2+, Pr3+ suitable for solar spectral convertor

Yan Chen, Jing Wang, Chunmeng Liu, Jinke Tang, Xiaojun Kuang, Mingmei Wu, and Qiang Su  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 3, pp. 3161-3169 (2013)

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An efficient near-infrared (NIR) phosphor LiSrPO4:Eu2+, Pr3+ is synthesized by solid-state reaction and systematically investigated using x-ray diffraction, diffuse reflection spectrum, photoluminescence spectra at room temperature and 3 K, and the decay curves. The UV-Vis-NIR energy transfer mechanism is proposed based on these results. The results demonstrate Eu2+ can be an efficient sensitizer for harvesting UV photon and greatly enhancing the NIR emission of Pr3+ between 960 and 1060 nm through efficient energy feeding by allowed 4f-5d absorption of Eu2+ with high oscillator strength. Eu2+/Pr3+ may be an efficient donor-acceptor pair as solar spectral converter for Si solar cells.

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OCIS Codes
(160.5690) Materials : Rare-earth-doped materials
(260.2160) Physical optics : Energy transfer
(300.6280) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, fluorescence and luminescence

ToC Category:
Solar Energy

Original Manuscript: December 3, 2012
Revised Manuscript: January 23, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: January 23, 2013
Published: February 1, 2013

Yan Chen, Jing Wang, Chunmeng Liu, Jinke Tang, Xiaojun Kuang, Mingmei Wu, and Qiang Su, "UV-Vis-NIR luminescence properties and energy transfer mechanism of LiSrPO4:Eu2+, Pr3+ suitable for solar spectral convertor," Opt. Express 21, 3161-3169 (2013)

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