Luminescence decay kinetics of Eu3+ ions in phosphate glasses of different composition under photo- and electron excitations

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Abstract

The influence of matrix composition, coactivators, and excitation method on the luminescence kinetics of Eu3+ ions in lithium–phosphate and lithium–phosphate–borate glasses activated by Eu, Eu/Tb, and Eu/Dy is studied. Luminescence is excited by a high current electron beam and a xenon lamp. It is found that, under photoexcitation, the europium luminescence decays more slowly than under electronic excitation. Depending on the content of cation modifiers ZnO and Li2O, the decay time decreases with increasing amount of ZnO. The decay time weakly depends on the europium concentration. The decay of the luminescence of europium ions is well described by the Inokuti–Hirayama model.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)487-491
Number of pages5
JournalOptics and Spectroscopy (English translation of Optika i Spektroskopiya)
Volume121
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2016

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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