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  • Editor: David J. Hagan
  • Vol. 2, Iss. 10 — Oct. 1, 2012
  • pp: 1378–1383

Photochromism and white long-lasting persistent luminescence in Bi3+-doped ZnGa2O4 ceramics

Yixi Zhuang, Jumpei Ueda, and Setsuhisa Tanabe  »View Author Affiliations

Optical Materials Express, Vol. 2, Issue 10, pp. 1378-1383 (2012)

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White long-lasting persistent luminescence covering the whole visible region in Bi3+-doped ZnGa2O4 ceramics is reported. The afterglow luminescence can be observed for several tens of minutes after 360 nm or 280 nm excitation. Photochromism is also observed during ultra-violet excitation. The persistent luminescence and photochromism are considered to originate from electron trapping by defect centers in the ZnGa2O4 crystals. The Bi3+-doped ZnGa2O4 ceramics are expected to be potential white-color afterglow phosphors.

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OCIS Codes
(160.2540) Materials : Fluorescent and luminescent materials
(160.2900) Materials : Optical storage materials
(160.4670) Materials : Optical materials

ToC Category:
Fluorescent and Luminescent Materials

Original Manuscript: June 19, 2012
Revised Manuscript: August 27, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: September 5, 2012
Published: September 7, 2012

Yixi Zhuang, Jumpei Ueda, and Setsuhisa Tanabe, "Photochromism and white long-lasting persistent luminescence in Bi3+-doped ZnGa2O4 ceramics," Opt. Mater. Express 2, 1378-1383 (2012)

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