About the nature of luminescent bands in undoped and Eu2+ doped SrAl2O4 phosphors

M. Nazarov, D. Spassky, M. G. Brik, B. Tsukerblat

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In this paper we report the luminescence properties of nanosized undoped and Eu2+ (1%) doped SrAl2O4 phosphors. The samples were prepared by combustion method at 600 °C followed by annealing of the resultant combustion ash at 1000 °C in a reductive (Ar + H2) atmosphere. Photo luminescence (PL) and cathodoluminescence (CL) analyses were applied to characterize the phosphors. The qualitative energy level scheme of doped crystal SrAl2O4:Eu2+ and nature of defects in undoped phosphor is proposed and discussed. Within a simplified model of a single vibration and linear vibronic coupling the shape-function of the vibrationally assisted band (Pekarian) is analyzed with the emphasis on the vibrational structure. We propose an approximate approach to pass from the discrete Pekarian distribution to the structureless crystal field spectra taking into account phonon dispersion. This approach is expected to be useful for the description of the shape of the bands when the electronic levels are close to the conduction band of the host crystal.

Original languageEnglish
Article number114377
JournalOptical Materials
StatePublished - 1 Nov 2023


  • Cathodoluminescence
  • Pekarian
  • Photoluminescence
  • SrAlO
  • SrAlO:Eu
  • Synchrotron radiation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Spectroscopy
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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