Tuning Multimode Luminescence in Lanthanide(III) and Manganese(II) Co-Doped CaZnOS Crystals

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  • Bing Chen
  • Ronghua Ma
  • Yu Wang
  • Haomiao Zhu
  • Dengfeng Peng


Original languageEnglish
Article number2000274
Journal / PublicationAdvanced Optical Materials
Issue number11
Online published6 Apr 2020
Publication statusPublished - 4 Jun 2020


Multimode luminescence with tunable optical properties is reported in lanthanide(III) and manganese(II) co-doped CaZnOS crystals. The materials display distinct emissions under excitations of X-ray, ultraviolet, and near-infrared photons as well as mechanical action, respectively. The excitation dependence of emission spectra stems from varying host-to-dopant and dopant-to-dopant energy transfer processes involved in different luminescence modes. By controlling intracrystal energy transfer through control of dopant concentration and combination, the emission spectra are precisely tuned across the visible to near-infrared. These findings highlight a facile approach to constructing multimode luminescent materials with intrinsically encrypted emission characteristics for advanced anticounterfeiting applications.

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  • anticounterfeiting, energy transfer, multimode luminescence, optical tuning, upconversion

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