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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 19 — Sep. 10, 2012
  • pp: 21576–21582

Polarization memory of white luminescence of Ag nanoclusters dispersed in glass host

A. S. Kuznetsov, V. K. Tikhomirov, and V. V. Moshchalkov  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 19, pp. 21576-21582 (2012)

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A mechanism for white luminescence of Ag nanoclusters dispersed in oxyfluoride glass host has been revealed by studying a temperature dependence of its polarization memory. The spectral dependence of the polarization memory indicates the presence of a variety of Ag nanoclusters, particularly emitting in the blue, green and red. Temperature activated intercluster energy transfer has been found responsible for white luminescence. The means for increasing luminescence quantum yield have been suggested. This efficient white luminescence may be used in highly demanded devices, such as luminescent lamps, displays, color phosphors for LEDs, photovoltaic devices based on down shifting of solar spectrum.

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OCIS Codes
(160.2750) Materials : Glass and other amorphous materials
(250.5230) Optoelectronics : Photoluminescence
(160.4236) Materials : Nanomaterials

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Original Manuscript: July 6, 2012
Revised Manuscript: August 10, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: August 22, 2012
Published: September 5, 2012

A. S. Kuznetsov, V. K. Tikhomirov, and V. V. Moshchalkov, "Polarization memory of white luminescence of Ag nanoclusters dispersed in glass host," Opt. Express 20, 21576-21582 (2012)

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