Photoemission and thermoluminescence characteristics of Dy3+-doped zinc sodium bismuth borate glasses

Vinod Hegde, Naveen Chauhan, C. S.Dwaraka Viswanath, Vinayak Kumar, K. K. Mahato, Sudha D. Kamath

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The present study reports preparation and characterization of Dy3+-doped PbO free alkali-heavy-metal-borate glasses for luminescent applications. The amorphous nature of the glasses and the presence of various structural groups like BiO6, BO3 and BO4 were confirmed through XRD and FTIR measurements. The Oscillator strength of Dy3+ absorption transitions as well as the bond formed with the O2− ion in the glass network were determined using the absorption spectra. Radiative parameters extracted from Judd-Ofelt theory proved the degree of suitability of prepared glasses for lasing applications. The photoluminescence spectra exhibited the emission characteristics of Dy3+ ions and used to calculate the branching ratio, stimulated emission cross-section and radiative lifetime. Metastable lifetimes of Dy3+ ions were obtained through exponential fitting of respective decay profiles. The luminescence quenching phenomena was reasoned using Inokuti-Hirayama (I–H) model. The optical gain and quantum efficiency values clearly suggested Dy3+ doping at 0.3 mol% was optimum for 587 nm lasing action. Further, CIE chromaticity plot indicated the possible applications in solid state lighting devices. The thermoluminescence glow curves of 0.3 mol% Dy3+-doped glasses were considered for gamma irradiation and kinetic parameters of the same were evaluated using Computerized Glow Curve Deconvolution (CGCD) technique.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)130-138
Number of pages9
JournalSolid State Sciences
Publication statusPublished - 01-03-2019

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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