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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 3 — Jan. 30, 2012
  • pp: 2143–2148

Optical characteristics of YVO4:Eu3+ phosphor in close proximity to Ag nanofilm: emitting layer for mirror-type displays

Cheol Jang, Seong Min Lee, and Kyung Cheol Choi  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 3, pp. 2143-2148 (2012)

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We demonstrate the optical characteristics of YVO4:Eu3+ phosphor in close proximity to Ag nanofilm to create a highly efficient emitting layer in mirror-type self-emissive displays. The propagating surface plasmon mode induced between the dielectric layer (MgO) and the Ag nanofilm activates the electric dipole transition of Eu3+ ions. The transmittance of a 100 nm-thick Ag nanofilm is zero in the visible wavelength range, making this nanofilm a good reflector in the visible wavelength range and capable of fulfilling a mirror function. The emission of an YVO4:Eu3+ phosphor layer with a 100 nm-thick Ag nanofilm was enhanced to the point that it was eight times higher than that of a reference sample without Ag nanofilm. Therefore, the present work shows potential for application to mirror-type displays with high luminous efficacy.

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OCIS Codes
(160.5690) Materials : Rare-earth-doped materials
(250.5230) Optoelectronics : Photoluminescence
(250.5403) Optoelectronics : Plasmonics

ToC Category:
Optics at Surfaces

Original Manuscript: October 31, 2011
Revised Manuscript: January 8, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: January 10, 2012
Published: January 17, 2012

Cheol Jang, Seong Min Lee, and Kyung Cheol Choi, "Optical characteristics of YVO4:Eu3+ phosphor in close proximity to Ag nanofilm: emitting layer for mirror-type displays," Opt. Express 20, 2143-2148 (2012)

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