Excitation spectra and luminescence decay analysis of K+ compensated Dy3+ doped CaMoO4 phosphors
A series of Dy3+/K+ doped calcium molybdate phosphors were synthesized by a hydrothermal synthesis method and structural, photoluminescence and decay studies were carried out. The crystal structure and phase of the prepared phosphors were investigated using X-ray diffraction (XRD), Transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR). These studies show that the phosphors are of a tetragonal structure with a nanorod morphology. The photoluminescence results indicate that these phosphors could be efficiently excited by near-ultraviolet radiation which causes emission in the blue and yellow regions. A novel approach was used to calculate different spectral parameters of powder samples using excitation spectra instead of conventional absorption spectra. Quantitative calculation of spectral parameters, luminescence decay and quantum yield suggest the suitability of this phosphor as an efficient luminescent medium for light emitting devices.