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  • Vol. 36, Iss. 15 — Aug. 1, 2011
  • pp: 2868–2870

White light emission of Mn-doped SnO - ZnO - P 2 O 5 glass containing no rare earth cation

Hirokazu Masai, Takumi Fujiwara, Syuji Matsumoto, Yoshihiro Takahashi, Kenichiro Iwasaki, Yomei Tokuda, and Toshinobu Yoko  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 36, Issue 15, pp. 2868-2870 (2011)

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The authors have demonstrated white light emission of rare earth (RE)-free Mn-doped SnO - ZnO - P 2 O 5 glass. The RE-free glass shows white light emission with a high value of quantum efficiency (QE) comparable to conventional crystalline phosphor. It is notable that the high QE value is attained for RE-free transparent glass, and the broad emission can be continuously tuned by both the amount of activator and the composition of the glass. Since this glass possesses low-melting property, we emphasize that the glass phosphor will lead to the development of a novel inorganic white-light-emitting device in combination with a solid state UV light-emitting source.

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OCIS Codes
(160.2540) Materials : Fluorescent and luminescent materials
(160.2750) Materials : Glass and other amorphous materials
(160.4670) Materials : Optical materials

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Original Manuscript: June 10, 2011
Revised Manuscript: June 30, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: June 30, 2011
Published: July 25, 2011

Hirokazu Masai, Takumi Fujiwara, Syuji Matsumoto, Yoshihiro Takahashi, Kenichiro Iwasaki, Yomei Tokuda, and Toshinobu Yoko, "White light emission of Mn-doped SnO-ZnO-P2O5 glass containing no rare earth cation," Opt. Lett. 36, 2868-2870 (2011)

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