Ultraviolet to near-infrared down-conversion in Bi 3+ – Yb 3+ co-doped YAM phosphor

Ya Zhydachevskyy , V. Tsiumra , M. Baran , L. Lipińska , Justyna Barzowska , A. Suchocki


Direct measurements of external quantum yield (QY) were applied to down-converting phosphors of Y4Al2O9 (YAM) co-doped with Bi3+ and Yb3+. The QY measurements were combined with studies of photoluminescence (PL), photoluminescence excitation (PLE) and photoluminescence decay kinetics. It was found that the energy transfer occurs mainly from one of the four possible types of Bi3+ centers in YAM, namely Bi3+(I), with excitation and emission maxima at 278 nm and 360 nm, respectively. The absolute QY measurements show large discrepancy between the measured quantum efficiencies of the UV to near-IR down-conversion process and the efficiencies estimated from the shortening of the Bi3+ luminescence decay time. Results presented in the paper testify the conversion ratio (which should be 2.0 for an ideal quantum cutting mechanism) to be no more than 1.0 in the studied material.
Author Ya Zhydachevskyy
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, V. Tsiumra
V. Tsiumra,,
, M. Baran
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, L. Lipińska
L. Lipińska,,
, Justyna Barzowska (FMPI / IEP)
Justyna Barzowska,,
- Institute of Experimental Physics
, A. Suchocki
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Journal seriesCeramics International, ISSN 0272-8842, (A 40 pkt)
Issue year2017
Publication size in sheets0.5
URL https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ceramint.2017.05.034
Languageen angielski
Score (nominal)40
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