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Optical Materials Express

  • Editor: David J. Hagan
  • Vol. 4, Iss. 2 — Feb. 1, 2014
  • pp: 315–320

Luminescence and energy transfer process in Cu+,Sm3+ co-doped sodium silicate glasses

JingWen Yang, Hai Guo, YunLe Wei, Hyeon Mi Noh, and Jung Hyun Jeong  »View Author Affiliations

Optical Materials Express, Vol. 4, Issue 2, pp. 315-320 (2014)

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Highly transparent Cu+, Sm3+ co-doped sodium silicate glasses were prepared by melt-quenching technique. The optical and luminescent properties of Cu+, Sm3+ single-doped and co-doped glasses, and energy transfer process from Cu+ to Sm3+ were systemically investigated through absorption, excitation, emission spectra and lifetime measurement. Tuning the concentration of Sm3+ can generate the varied hues from yellowish green to orange. Our results suggest that Cu+, Sm3+ co-doped glasses may be used as converting phosphors for UV-excitation white LEDs.

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OCIS Codes
(160.2540) Materials : Fluorescent and luminescent materials
(160.2750) Materials : Glass and other amorphous materials
(160.5690) Materials : Rare-earth-doped materials

ToC Category:
Fluorescent and Luminescent Materials

Original Manuscript: October 9, 2013
Revised Manuscript: November 13, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: November 14, 2013
Published: January 15, 2014

JingWen Yang, Hai Guo, YunLe Wei, Hyeon Mi Noh, and Jung Hyun Jeong, "Luminescence and energy transfer process in Cu+,Sm3+ co-doped sodium silicate glasses," Opt. Mater. Express 4, 315-320 (2014)

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