Long wavelength Eu2+ emission in Eu-doped Y-Si-Al-O-N glasses

D. Graaf, de, H.T.J.M. Hintzen, S. Hampshire, G. With, de

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A no. of (Eu,Y)-doped Si-Al-O-N glasses were prepd. and their optical properties examd. Eu was found to be present in the divalent instead of the trivalent state due to a reaction between the Eu3+ and the chem. incorporated N3- during the prepn. of the glasses. The luminescence characteristics were found to be negligibly influenced by the O/N and Si/Al ratio, but appear to be strongly dependent on the concn. and type of modifying cations (Eu,Y). As a function of the cationic compn. the emission shifts from wavelengths below 500 nm to wavelengths as long as 640 nm, which is very unusual for Eu2+ contg. compds. This shift to longer wavelengths is ascribed to a combination of energy transfer between the different sites and change of the Eu2+ site distribution.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1093-1097
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of the European Ceramic Society
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2003


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