Effect of W and Mo co-doping on the photo- and thermally stimulated luminescence and defects creation processes in Gd3(Ga,Al)5O12:Ce crystals

S. Zazubovich, V. Laguta, K. Kamada, A. Yoshikawa, K. Jurek, M. Nikl

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Abstract

Photo- and thermally stimulated luminescence characteristics of Gd3(Ga,Al)5O12:Ce single crystals co-doped with W and Mo are investigated in the 85–510 K temperature range and compared with the corresponding characteristics of the undoped and Ce3+ - doped Gd3(Ga,Al)5O12 single crystals of similar composition. A strong effect of the W and Mo impurity ions appears in the photoluminescence spectra and temperature dependences of the photoluminescence intensity, afterglow intensity and decay kinetics, thermally stimulated luminescence (TSL) intensity and TSL glow curves, excitation spectra of the TSL glow curve peaks and activation energy of their creation. The obtained results are explained by the enhancement of the intrinsic emission contribution into the luminescence spectrum of Gd3(Ga,Al)5O12:Ce,W and Gd3(Ga,Al)5O12:Ce, Mo due to a large concentration of various W - and Mo - related electron traps in these crystals and, consequently, the O - type hole centers, as well as intrinsic crystal lattice defects (e.g., cation vacancies needed for the excess positive charge compensation of the W6+ and Mo6+ ions). The influence of the co-doping with W and Mo ions on the scintillation characteristics of Gd3(Ga,Al)5O12:Ce is discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Article number110923
JournalOptical Materials
Volume114
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2021 Apr

Keywords

  • Garnet crystals
  • Lattice defects
  • Luminescence
  • Scintillators

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Computer Science(all)
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Spectroscopy
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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