This article presents a spectroscopic investigation of Sr0.33Ba0.67(NbO2)(3), doped with 1 mol% of Pr3+. Photoluminescence and luminescence kinetics were measured at different temperatures at ambient (ferroelectric phase) and 76 kbar pressures (paraelectric phase). The photoluminescence spectrum is dominated by D-1(2)-> H-3(4) transition of Pr3+ in both phases. At ambient pressure when the system is excited with UV radiation, the intensity of dominant D-1(2)-> H-3(4) emission evidently increases in the 200-293 K temperature range. This effect is attributed to enhancement of the excitation of the D-1(2) state through the praseodymium trapped exciton state, which at higher temperatures does not populate the higher lying P-3(0) state. Additionally, under UV radiation the material exhibits afterglow luminescence activated by temperature that can also have an impact on the increase of the D-1(2) emission. We propose that the afterglow luminescence is related to the existence of electron traps. At a pressure of 76 kbar the depth of the electron traps decreases in comparison to the ones observed at ambient pressure. However, the phase transition does not change the number of electron traps.
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