Ce: (Y1-xLux )3Al5O12 single-crystal phosphor plates for high-brightness white LEDs/LDs with high-color rendering (Ra > 90) and temperature stability

Stelian Arjoca, Encarnación G. Víllora, Daisuke Inomata, Kazuo Aoki, Yoshiyuki Sugahara, Kiyoshi Shimamura

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    Ce:(Y1-xLux)3Al5O12 single-crystals are investigated in detail as phosphors for high-brightness LEDs and LDs. It is demonstrated that single-crystal phosphor plates (SCPPs) present very advantageous characteristics in comparison with standard powder phosphors. On the one side, the very high quantum efficiency of the SCPPs does not decrease with the temperature increase, and on the other side, the SCPPs possess a high thermal conductivity, so that these can be efficiently cooled to avoid device overheating. The optical properties of these SCPPs are investigated from room temperature to 300 °C. Ce:Y3Al5O12 SCPPs are adequate for high-brightness cool white light sources. Instead, Ce:(Y1-xLux)3 Al5O12 SCPPs, whose emission shifts to the green with the Lu concentration, are very promising for neutral and warm white light sources in conjunction with a red-phosphor. It is shown that these white sources exhibit a color rendering over 90 for a wide range of excitation and SCPP emission wavelengths.

    Original languageEnglish
    Article number025041
    JournalMaterials Research Express
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - 2014 Jun 1



    • Ce-doped garnets
    • Phosphor
    • Single-crystal phosphors
    • White light sources LEDs/LDs

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Biomaterials
    • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
    • Metals and Alloys
    • Polymers and Plastics
    • Surfaces, Coatings and Films

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