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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 2 — Jan. 19, 2009
  • pp: 956–962

Efficient emission-tunable VUV phosphors Na2GdF2PO4:Tb 3+

Zifeng Tian, Hongbin Liang, Wangping Chen, Qiang Su, Guobin Zhang, and Guangtao Yang  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 2, pp. 956-962 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.17.000956


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Abstract

In this paper, we present the VUV-vis spectroscopic properties of Na2GdF2PO4:Tb 3+ phosphors prepared at 700 °C. The phosphors exhibit some favorable luminescence characteristics such as intensive and broad absorption near 147/172 nm, high bright emission in whole doping concentration, and tunable chromaticity coordinates from blue to whitish and further to yellowish-green range by changing the doping concentration of Tb 3+ . As a result, this series of phosphors Na2Gd1-x Tb x F2PO4 can be considered as promising candidates for plasma display panels (PDPs) and Hg-free fluorescent tubes application.

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OCIS Codes
(160.2540) Materials : Fluorescent and luminescent materials
(250.5230) Optoelectronics : Photoluminescence
(300.6280) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, fluorescence and luminescence

ToC Category:
Materials

History
Original Manuscript: October 6, 2008
Revised Manuscript: November 29, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: December 4, 2008
Published: January 13, 2009

Citation
Zifeng Tian, Hongbin Liang, Wanping Chen, Qiang Su, Guobin Zhang, and Guangtao Yang, "Efficient emission-tunable VUV phosphors Na2GdF2PO4:Tb3+," Opt. Express 17, 956-962 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-17-2-956


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