Optical investigation of Eu3+ doped bi12geo20 (BGO) crystals
Marcin Kowalczyk , T.F. Ramazanova , V.D. Grigoryeva , V.N. Shlegel , Marcin Piotr Kaczkan , Bartosz Fetliński , Michał Malinowski
The spectroscopic properties of Eu3+ doped Bi12GeO20 (BGO) sillenite bulk crystals that were grown by the low-thermal-gradient Czochralski technique (LTG Cz) were investigated. The absorption spectra and the emission properties have been measured at room temperature (300 K) and at 10 K. Luminescence was observed both due to the direct Eu3+ ion excitation, as well as under UV excitation due to the energy transfer between Bi3+ and Eu3+ ions. Bi3+ → Eu3+ energy transfer mechanisms in Eu3+:BGO doped host were investigated. The Ωλ parameters, as well as radiative lifetimes, were calculated based upon the Judd-Ofelt formalism. The branching ratios and electric dipole transition probabilities were also determined, based upon the obtained experimental results. Luminescence has been observed from the5D0,1,2 levels of Eu3+, with emissions from the5D0 level being the strongest. The strongest observed luminescence band corresponds to the5D0 → 7F0 transition at 578.7 nm. Reasons for the strong presence of the theoretically forbidden5D0 → 7F0 emission were investigated.
|Journal series||Crystals, ISSN 2073-4352|
|ASJC Classification||; ; ;|
|Score||= 70.0, 28-09-2020, ArticleFromJournal|
|Publication indicators||= 1; : 2018 = 0.695; : 2018 = 2.061 (2) - 2018=2.086 (5)|
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