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Spectroscopy of Mn4+ in Double Perovskites, La2LiSbO6 and La2MgTiO6: Deep Red Photon Generators for Agriculture LEDs

Research paper by Srivastava, A. M, Brik, M. G, Comanzo, H. A, Beers, W. W, Cohen, W. E, Pocock, T.

Indexed on: 22 Nov '17Published on: 11 Oct '17Published in: ECS journal of solid state science and technology : JSS



Abstract

The optical properties of Mn4+ (3d3) in the double perovskites, La2LiSbO6 and La2MgTiO6, are investigated. The Mn4+ energy levels are calculated using the exchange charge model of crystal-field theory and compared with the experimental spectroscopic data. A comparative study of the optical properties of Mn4+ in the perovskite structure shows that energy of the 2Eg-> 4A2g emission transition is determined by octahedral site distortion. The greater is the site distortion, the lower is the Mn-O covalent interaction and the higher is the energy of the 2Eg-> 4A2g emission transition. The work provides guidelines for the development of deep red emitting phosphors for agricultural (horticultural) applications.