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  • Editor: David Hagan
  • Vol. 4, Iss. 4 — Apr. 1, 2014
  • pp: 613–623

Effect of Bi2O3 doping on persistent luminescence of MgGeO3:Mn2+ phosphor

Yumiko Katayama, Jumpei Ueda, and Setsuhisa Tanabe  »View Author Affiliations

Optical Materials Express, Vol. 4, Issue 4, pp. 613-623 (2014)

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The photoluminescence, persistent luminescence and thermoluminescence properties of Mg(0.998-x)Mn0.002BixGeO3 (x = 0, 0.001, 0.005, 0.01, 0.02) were investigated. A Mn-Bi co-doped sample with x = 0.005 showed the most intense red persistent luminescence due to the Mn2+:4T26A1 transition peaked at 680 nm. The persistent luminescence intensity of the sample with x = 0.005 was 30 times higher than that of the Mn singly doped sample (x = 0). All Mn-Bi co-doped samples showed an additional glow peak at approximately 320 K. From the continuous decrease of Bi3+ luminescence intensity in storage process by UV light, it was suggested that Bi itself functions as an electron-trapping center. We proposed an energy level diagram which explains red persistent mechanism in MgGeO3:Mn-Bi.

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OCIS Codes
(160.2540) Materials : Fluorescent and luminescent materials
(160.2900) Materials : Optical storage materials
(160.6990) Materials : Transition-metal-doped materials

ToC Category:
Fluorescent and Luminescent Materials

Original Manuscript: January 6, 2014
Revised Manuscript: February 9, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: February 10, 2014
Published: March 6, 2014

Yumiko Katayama, Jumpei Ueda, and Setsuhisa Tanabe, "Effect of Bi2O3 doping on persistent luminescence of MgGeO3:Mn2+ phosphor," Opt. Mater. Express 4, 613-623 (2014)

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