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Smartphone‐Based Luminescent Thermometry via Temperature‐Sensitive Delayed Fluorescence from Gd$_{0}$O$_{2}$S:Eu$^{3+}$

Katumo, Ngei ORCID iD icon 1; Gao, Guojun 1; Laufer, Felix 1,2; Richards, Bryce S. ORCID iD icon 1,2; Howard, Ian A. 1,2
1 Institut für Mikrostrukturtechnik (IMT), Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)
2 Lichttechnisches Institut (LTI), Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)


Thermal images generated from infrared radiation are useful for monitoring many processes; however, infrared cameras are orders of magnitude more expensive than their visible counterparts. Methods that allow visible cameras to capture thermal images are therefore of interest. In this contribution, thermal images of a surface coated with an inexpensive inorganic micropowder phosphor are generated from the analysis of a video taken with a smartphone camera. The phosphor is designed to have a temperature‐dependent emission lifetime that is long enough to be determined from the analysis of a 30 frames‐per‐second video recording. This proof‐of‐principle work allows temperatures in the 270–320 K range to be accurately determined with a precision better than 2 K, even in the presence of bright background illuminance up to 1500 lm m$^{-2}$. In the broader context, this inspires further development of phosphors to bring time‐resolved sensing techniques into lifetime long enough ranges to allow smartphone‐based detection.

Verlagsausgabe §
DOI: 10.5445/IR/1000122121
Veröffentlicht am 05.08.2020
DOI: 10.1002/adom.202000507
Zitationen: 29
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Cover der Publikation
Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Mikrostrukturtechnik (IMT)
Lichttechnisches Institut (LTI)
Publikationstyp Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Publikationsjahr 2020
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator ISSN: 2195-1071, 2195-1071
KITopen-ID: 1000122121
HGF-Programm 43.23.04 (POF III, LK 01) Nanophotonics for Energy Conversion
Erschienen in Advanced optical materials
Verlag John Wiley and Sons
Band 8
Heft 19
Seiten Art.Nr. 2000507
Vorab online veröffentlicht am 19.07.2020
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