Tunable Multicolor Emission and Energy Transfer of Sb3+/Mn2+ Codoped Phosphate Glasses by Design

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  • Huidan Zeng,

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    • Key Laboratory for Ultrafine Materials of Ministry of Education, School of Materials Science and Engineering, East China University of Science and Technology, Shanghai, China
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  • Qing Yu,

    1. Key Laboratory for Ultrafine Materials of Ministry of Education, School of Materials Science and Engineering, East China University of Science and Technology, Shanghai, China
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  • Zhaofeng Wang,

    1. Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry & Materials Science, Engineering, and Commercialization Program, Texas State University–San Marcos, San Macros, Texas
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  • Luyi Sun,

    1. Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry & Materials Science, Engineering, and Commercialization Program, Texas State University–San Marcos, San Macros, Texas
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  • Jing Ren,

    1. Key Laboratory for Ultrafine Materials of Ministry of Education, School of Materials Science and Engineering, East China University of Science and Technology, Shanghai, China
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  • Guorong Chen,

    1. Key Laboratory for Ultrafine Materials of Ministry of Education, School of Materials Science and Engineering, East China University of Science and Technology, Shanghai, China
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  • Jianrong Qiu

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    1. State Key Laboratory of Luminescent Materials and Devices, South China University of Technology, Guangzhou, China
    • Key Laboratory for Ultrafine Materials of Ministry of Education, School of Materials Science and Engineering, East China University of Science and Technology, Shanghai, China
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Authors to whom correspondence should be addressed. e-mails: hdzeng@ecust.edu.cn qjr@zju.edu.cn

Abstract

In this work, the luminescent properties of Sb3+/Mn2+ codoped 60P2O5–40MgO glass are presented. White light photoluminescence combining blue and orange-red light was observed under ultraviolet light excitation. The emission spectra showed that the blue emission intensity of Sb3+ decreased significantly whereas the red emission intensity of Mn2+ increased with the increasing concentration of Mn2+ ions. Meanwhile, by maintaining the concentration of MnO (2.0 mol%) and increasing concentration of Sb2O3, both the blue emission and red emission were enhanced remarkably. The energy transfer from Sb3+ to Mn2+ ions via the dipole–quadrupole interaction was confirmed.

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