CO2laser annealing for improved luminescent properties of Y2O3:Eu3+thin film grown on quartz fabric by using EBE

Zhuoming Chen, Shou-xiang Kinor Jiang, Binjie Xin, Ronghui Guo, Dagang Miao

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Thin films of yttrium oxide phosphor doped with trivalent europium ion (Y2O3:Eu3+) are grown on a quartz fabric substrate by using electron beam evaporation (EBE) and subsequently annealed by a pulsed CO2laser with different lengths of pixel time and resolutions. Energy distribution of the laser beam on the thin films is analyzed, and the dependence of surface morphology, crystal structure and luminescent properties of the resultant fabrics on the laser annealing parameters is also studied. The experimental results demonstrate that the microstructure and luminescent properties of the Y2O3:Eu3+thin films are strongly affected by the CO2laser annealing, and the increased emission brightness can be realized in the thin films because of the complete melting film with relatively integral topography and the improved crystallinity by controlling the CO2laser parameters. The highest luminescence is obtained when the Y2O3:Eu3+thin films are annealed with a resolution of 35 dpi and a pixel time for 120 μs, and the luminescent intensity of the films is increased by 253.27% in comparison to the as-deposited films.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)837-845
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Materials Science: Materials in Electronics
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2018

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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