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  • Editor: Christian Seassal
  • Vol. 22, Iss. S3 — May. 5, 2014
  • pp: A961–A972

Energy transfer in Eu3+ doped scheelites: use as thermographic phosphor

Katrien W. Meert, Vladimir A. Morozov, Artem M. Abakumov, Joke Hadermann, Dirk Poelman, and Philippe F. Smet  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 22, Issue S3, pp. A961-A972 (2014)

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In this paper the luminescence of the scheelite-based CaGd2(1-x)Eu2x(WO4)4 solid solutions is investigated as a function of the Eu content and temperature. All phosphors show intense red luminescence due to the 5D07F2 transition in Eu3+, along with other transitions from the 5D1 and 5D0 excited states. For high Eu3+ concentrations the intensity ratio of the emission originating from the 5D1 and 5D0 levels has a non-conventional temperature dependence, which could be explained by a phonon-assisted cross-relaxation process. It is demonstrated that this intensity ratio can be used as a measure of temperature with high spatial resolution, allowing the use of these scheelites as thermographic phosphor. The main disadvantage of many thermographic phosphors, a decreasing signal for increasing temperature, is absent.

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OCIS Codes
(160.2540) Materials : Fluorescent and luminescent materials
(280.4788) Remote sensing and sensors : Optical sensing and sensors
(280.6780) Remote sensing and sensors : Temperature

ToC Category:
Fluorescent and Luminescent Materials

Original Manuscript: February 19, 2014
Revised Manuscript: April 7, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: April 7, 2014
Published: April 22, 2014

Katrien W. Meert, Vladimir A. Morozov, Artem M. Abakumov, Joke Hadermann, Dirk Poelman, and Philippe F. Smet, "Energy transfer in Eu3+ doped scheelites: use as thermographic phosphor," Opt. Express 22, A961-A972 (2014)

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