Enhanced and shortened Mn

Qiaosong Cai, Fanliang Zhou, Ning Yang, Haiyuan Xu, Stefania Baccaro, Alessia Cemmi, Mauro Falconieri, Guorong Chen

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A novel pair of transition metal ions Cu+, Mn2+is co-doped in borosilicate glasses. Both copper and manganese ions exist in lower valence states (Cusu, Mn2+) in the as-prepared glasses. Around 5-time enhanced Mn2+emission under the UV excitation is observed, which, as demonstrated by excitation spectra and emission decay curves, is due to an energy transfer from Cu+ions resulting in greatly increased absorption of Mn2+ions in the UV region, and relaxation on doubly-forbidden transition of Mn2+leading to the much shortened Mn2+emission lifetime from millisecond to microsecond level. Besides, a composite white emission is generated by combining the blue-green part from Cu+ions with the green-red part from Mn2+ions and it can be effectively tuned from cold to warm by adjusting host glass composition and altering excitation wavelength. Relevant mechanisms are discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)51 - 58
Number of pages8
JournalOptical Materials Express
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials

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Cai, Q., Zhou, F., Yang, N., Xu, H., Baccaro, S., Cemmi, A., ... Chen, G. (2015). Enhanced and shortened Mn. Optical Materials Express, 5(1), 51 - 58. https://doi.org/10.1364/OME.5.000051