Optical performances of YAG:Re3+ (Re = Ce, Eu) phosphor films with co-doping Tb3+ as energy-transfer sensitizer

Yunyun Zhao, Huarui Xu, Xiuyun Zhang, Guisheng Zhu, Dongliang Yan, Qia Ling, Minsheng Chen, Aibing Yu

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The paper investigates the effect of co-doping Tb3+ as an energy-transfer sensitizer on optical properties of YAG:Re3+ (where, Re = Ce, Eu) phosphor films synthesized by sol–gel route. The results suggest that, Tb3+ is a promising sensitizer for improving the optical performances of the as-prepared YAG:Re3+ films, and a Tb3+ co-doping concentration of 20% was found to be an optimum level on account of Tb3+ concentration quenching. Due to the energy-transfer processes of Tb3+?Re3+, the as-prepared Y0.8 Tb0.2AG:Re3+ films displayed strong abilities of absorption in the ultraviolet (UV) light range, and bright green–yellow emission for YAG:Ce3+ or red emission for YAG:Eu3+ under 275 nm irradiation, which could be utilized for UV-excited WLED and display applications.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)756 - 759
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the American Ceramic Society
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2016

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