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Optical stability of the Cr3+ centres in codoped stoichiometric and congruent LiNbO3 : Cr : Mg

Han, T. P. J. and Jaque, Francisco (2007) Optical stability of the Cr3+ centres in codoped stoichiometric and congruent LiNbO3 : Cr : Mg. Optical Materials, 29 (8). pp. 1041-1043.

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Abstract

The optical stability of the R-lines and broad band associated with the Cr3+ ions has been studied in codoped congruent and near stoichiometric LiNbO3:Cr:Mg crystals. It has been found that the E-2 -> (4)A(2) transition of the Cr3+ ions located in Nb5+ sites, [Cr](Nb), can be bleached under optical excitation of the high energy broad absorption band luminescence whereas the emission from the same transition but ascribed to Cr3+ ions located in Li+ sites, [Cr](Li), is optically stable. At variance, the broad emission associated with the T-4(2) -> (4)A(2) vibronic transition ascribed to these centres is optically stable. The recovery temperature for the optical bleaching has been found to be 150 K, and has been correlated to Nb4+ electron traps located in Nb5+ antisite position. The different optical stability found for the R-lines and broad band emission associated with the [Cr](Nb) sites confirm the existence of two [Cr]Nb centres with low and high crystal field, respectively. (c) 2006 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Item type: Article
ID code: 31038
Keywords: crystals, luminescence, spectroscopy, Optics. Light, Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials, Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Computer Science(all)
Subjects: Science > Physics > Optics. Light
Department: Faculty of Science > Physics
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    Date Deposited: 21 Jun 2011 13:17
    Last modified: 05 Sep 2014 08:50
    URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/31038

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