Author(s) Kumar, V.Ravi; Giridhar, G.; Veeraiah, N.
Journal Luminescence
Date Published 2017 Feb

In this work we synthesized SrO-ZnO-P2 O5 glasses mixed with Pb3 O4 (heavy metal oxide) and doped with different amounts of Dy2 O3 (0.1 to 1.0 mol%). Subsequently their emission and decay characteristics were investigated as a function of Dy2 O3 concentration. The emission spectra exhibited three principal emission bands in the visible region corresponding to (4) F9/2  → (6) H15/2 (482 nm), (6) H13/2 (574 nm) and (6) H11/2 (663 nm) transitions. With increase in the concentration of Dy2 O3 (upto 0.8 mol%) a considerable increase in the intensity of these bands was observed and, for further increase, quenching of photoluminescence (PL) output was observed. Using emission spectra, various radiative parameters were evaluated and all these parameters were found to increase with increase in Dy2 O3 concentration. The Y/B integral emission intensity ratio of Dy(3)(+) ions evaluated from these spectra exhibited a decreasing trend with increase in the Dy2 O3 concentration up to 0.8 mol%. Quenching of luminescence observed in the case of the glasses doped with 1.0 mol% is attributed to clustering of Dy(3)(+) ions. The quantitative analysis of these results together with infra-red (IR) spectral studies indicated that 0.8 mol% is the optimum concentration of Dy(3)(+) ions needed to achieve maximum luminescence efficiency. Copyright © 2016 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

DOI 10.1002/bio.3150
ISSN 1522-7243
Citation Luminescence. 2017;32(1):7177.

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