1 Section of Chemistry, The Faculty of Engineering and Science, Aalborg University, VBN2 Department of Chemistry and Bioscience, The Faculty of Engineering and Science, Aalborg University, VBN3 Inorganic Amorphous Materials, The Faculty of Engineering and Science, Aalborg University, VBN4 The Faculty of Engineering and Science (ENG), Aalborg University, VBN5 Qilu University of Technology6 Qilu University of Technology
Luminescence glass is a potential candidate for the light-emitting diodes (LEDs) applications. Here, we study the structural and optical properties of the Eu-, Tb-, and Dy-doped oxyfluoride silicate glasses for LEDs by means of X-ray diffraction, photoluminescence spectra, Commission Internationale de L’Eclairage (CIE) chromaticity coordinates, and correlated color temperatures (CCTs). The results show that the white light emission can be achieved in Eu/Tb/Dy codoped oxyfluoride silicate glasses under excitation by near-ultraviolet light due to the simultaneous generation of blue, green, yellow, and red-light wavelengths from Tb, Dy, and Eu ions. The optical performances can be tuned by varying the glass composition and excitation wavelength. Furthermore, we observed a remarkable emission spectral change for the Tb3+ single-doped oxyfluoride silicate glasses. The 5D3 emission of Tb3+ can be suppressed by introducing B2O3 into the glass. The conversion of Eu3+ to Eu2+ takes place in Eu single-doped oxyfluoride aluminosilicate glasses. The creation of CaF2 crystals enhances the conversion efficiency. In addition, energy transfers from Dy3+ to Tb3+ and Tb3+ to Eu3+ ions occurred in Eu/Tb/Dy codoped glasses, which can be confirmed by analyzing fluorescence spectra and energy level diagrams.
American Ceramic Society. Journal, 2014, Vol 97, Issue 3