The photoluminescence properties of Cr3+-doped LaGaO3 perovskites are investigated by high-pressure spectroscopy. The pressure-induced phase transition from orthorhombic (Pbnm) to rhombohedral (R3̅c) at around 2 GPa is confirmed by Raman spectroscopy. Cr3+-doped LaGaO3 shows deep-red emission peaks around 730 nm due to the zero-phonon line (R-line) and the phonon sidebands, which correspond to Cr3+: 2Eg → 4A2g transitions in the ideal octahedral site and the Cr–Cr pair luminescence (N-line) under ambient condition. Under a high pressure, the R-line shifts to a lower energy at a rate of −13 cm–1/GPa. From the pressure dependence of photoluminescence excitation (PLE) spectra, it is suggested that the redshift of the R-line is caused by the decrease of Racah parameters B and C. Moreover, the N-line luminescence becomes stronger relative to the R-line with increasing pressure and the N-line/R-line can be used to monitor the phase transition pressure. Under a high pressure, the tilt angle of the GaO6 octahedral unit becomes smaller. It implies that the enhanced N-line luminescence is caused by the stronger superexchange interaction between Cr3+ ions due to the increased Cr–O–Cr bond angle closer to 180°.

High-Pressure Photoluminescence Properties of Cr3+-Doped LaGaO3 Perovskites Modulated by Pressure-Induced Phase Transition

Back M.;
2021-01-01

Abstract

The photoluminescence properties of Cr3+-doped LaGaO3 perovskites are investigated by high-pressure spectroscopy. The pressure-induced phase transition from orthorhombic (Pbnm) to rhombohedral (R3̅c) at around 2 GPa is confirmed by Raman spectroscopy. Cr3+-doped LaGaO3 shows deep-red emission peaks around 730 nm due to the zero-phonon line (R-line) and the phonon sidebands, which correspond to Cr3+: 2Eg → 4A2g transitions in the ideal octahedral site and the Cr–Cr pair luminescence (N-line) under ambient condition. Under a high pressure, the R-line shifts to a lower energy at a rate of −13 cm–1/GPa. From the pressure dependence of photoluminescence excitation (PLE) spectra, it is suggested that the redshift of the R-line is caused by the decrease of Racah parameters B and C. Moreover, the N-line luminescence becomes stronger relative to the R-line with increasing pressure and the N-line/R-line can be used to monitor the phase transition pressure. Under a high pressure, the tilt angle of the GaO6 octahedral unit becomes smaller. It implies that the enhanced N-line luminescence is caused by the stronger superexchange interaction between Cr3+ ions due to the increased Cr–O–Cr bond angle closer to 180°.
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