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Optical Materials Express

  • Editor: David Hagan
  • Vol. 4, Iss. 6 — Jun. 1, 2014
  • pp: 1227–1235

Oxyfluoride glass (SiO2-PbF2) co-doped with Ag nanoclusters and Tm3+ ions for UV-driven, Hg-free, white light generation with a tuneable tint

M.V. Shestakov, X.M. Chen, V. Kaydashev, W. Baeckelant, V.K. Tikhomirov, J. Vanacken, J. Hofkens, and V.V. Moshchalkov  »View Author Affiliations


Optical Materials Express, Vol. 4, Issue 6, pp. 1227-1235 (2014)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OME.4.001227


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Abstract

Bulk SiO2-PbF2 oxyfluoride glasses co-doped with dispersed luminescent Ag nanoclusters and Tm3+ ions have been prepared by conventional melt-quenching method. Luminescence from 400 to 900 nm has been excited in this glass by UV light from 340 to 400 nm. The prepared glass has potential for application as a low cost glass phosphor in Hg-free white light generation in UV-driven devices, flexible monitors and as down-shifting layers for enhanced solar cells. Co-doping with Tm3+, which has an absorption band 3H61D2, affects the tint of the total Ag-Tm3+ white emission band of this glass by changing the excitation wavelength to about 365 nm, which is almost the same wavelength as that of a commercial LED.

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OCIS Codes
(160.4670) Materials : Optical materials
(160.5690) Materials : Rare-earth-doped materials
(160.6030) Materials : Silica

ToC Category:
Fluorescent and Luminescent Materials

History
Original Manuscript: March 18, 2014
Revised Manuscript: May 8, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: May 8, 2014
Published: May 27, 2014

Citation
M.V. Shestakov, X.M. Chen, V. Kaydashev, W. Baeckelant, V.K. Tikhomirov, J. Vanacken, J. Hofkens, and V.V. Moshchalkov, "Oxyfluoride glass (SiO2-PbF2) co-doped with Ag nanoclusters and Tm3+ ions for UV-driven, Hg-free, white light generation with a tuneable tint," Opt. Mater. Express 4, 1227-1235 (2014)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ome/abstract.cfm?URI=ome-4-6-1227


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