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Title: Pressure-enhanced light emission and its structural origin in Er:GdVO 4

Abstract

Rare earth phosphors have been widely studied because of their sharp emission lines and excellent optical performance. However, photoluminescence (PL) tuning by crystal field in Er3+ embedded phosphors has always been a challenge. Here, we demonstrate that pressure can help to enhance the red and green light emission simultaneously in Er:GdVO4. Synchrotron X-ray diffraction investigations revealed that a structural phase transition was responsible for the enhancement. Our work brightens the future prospects for applications of Er3+-based PL materials in various fields, such as high power lasers and (bio) medical imaging.

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22)
OSTI Identifier:
1409584
Report Number(s):
BNL-114636-2017-JA¿¿¿
Journal ID: ISSN 0003-6951
DOE Contract Number:  
SC0012704
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Applied Physics Letters
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 110; Journal Issue: 2; Journal ID: ISSN 0003-6951
Publisher:
American Institute of Physics (AIP)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
75 CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS, SUPERCONDUCTIVITY AND SUPERFLUIDITY

Citation Formats

Hong, Fang, Yue, Binbin, Cheng, Zhenxiang, Shen, Hui, Yang, Ke, Hong, Xinguo, Chen, Bin, and Mao, Ho-Kwang. Pressure-enhanced light emission and its structural origin in Er:GdVO 4. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.1063/1.4973993.
Hong, Fang, Yue, Binbin, Cheng, Zhenxiang, Shen, Hui, Yang, Ke, Hong, Xinguo, Chen, Bin, & Mao, Ho-Kwang. Pressure-enhanced light emission and its structural origin in Er:GdVO 4. United States. doi:10.1063/1.4973993.
Hong, Fang, Yue, Binbin, Cheng, Zhenxiang, Shen, Hui, Yang, Ke, Hong, Xinguo, Chen, Bin, and Mao, Ho-Kwang. Mon . "Pressure-enhanced light emission and its structural origin in Er:GdVO 4". United States. doi:10.1063/1.4973993.
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title = {Pressure-enhanced light emission and its structural origin in Er:GdVO 4},
author = {Hong, Fang and Yue, Binbin and Cheng, Zhenxiang and Shen, Hui and Yang, Ke and Hong, Xinguo and Chen, Bin and Mao, Ho-Kwang},
abstractNote = {Rare earth phosphors have been widely studied because of their sharp emission lines and excellent optical performance. However, photoluminescence (PL) tuning by crystal field in Er3+ embedded phosphors has always been a challenge. Here, we demonstrate that pressure can help to enhance the red and green light emission simultaneously in Er:GdVO4. Synchrotron X-ray diffraction investigations revealed that a structural phase transition was responsible for the enhancement. Our work brightens the future prospects for applications of Er3+-based PL materials in various fields, such as high power lasers and (bio) medical imaging.},
doi = {10.1063/1.4973993},
journal = {Applied Physics Letters},
issn = {0003-6951},
number = 2,
volume = 110,
place = {United States},
year = {2017},
month = {1}
}

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