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Carrier dynamics and photoexcited emission efficiency of ZnO:Zn phosphor powders
Author(s): John V. Foreman; Henry O. Everitt; Jianqiu Yang; Jie Liu
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Paper Abstract

Nonstoichiometric ZnO with an excess of Zn atoms (ZnO:Zn) has a long history of use as a green/monochrome phosphor in electron-excited vacuum fluorescent and field emission displays. The advent of ultraviolet lasers and light emitting diodes presents the possibility of photoexciting the highly efficient, defect-related green emission in ZnO:Zn. Here we study experimentally the time-integrated quantum efficiency and the time-resolved photoluminescence decays of both near band edge and defect emissions in unannealed (ZnO) and annealed (ZnO:Zn) nanoparticles under femtosecond excitation. A comparison of results using one-photon excitation (excitation primarily near the particle's surface) versus two-photon excitation (uniform excitation throughout the particle's volume) elucidates how the quantum efficiencies depend on material properties, such as the spatial distributions of radiative and nonradiative defects, and on optical effects, such as reabsorption.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 February 2009
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 7214, Ultrafast Phenomena in Semiconductors and Nanostructure Materials XIII, 721405 (6 February 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.811561
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John V. Foreman, Duke Univ. (United States)
U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Research, Development, and Engineering Ctr. (United States)
Henry O. Everitt, Duke Univ. (United States)
U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Research, Development, and Engineering Ctr. (United States)
Jianqiu Yang, Duke Univ. (United States)
Jie Liu, Duke Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7214:
Ultrafast Phenomena in Semiconductors and Nanostructure Materials XIII
Kong-Thon Tsen; Jin-Joo Song; Markus Betz; Abdulhakem Y. Elezzabi, Editor(s)

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