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Magnetooptical characterization of ligand field bands and charge transfer processes in sillenite oxides
Author(s): Bernard Briat; A. Hamri; Francois Ramaz; H. Bou Rjeily
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Paper Abstract

This paper contains two main sections. In the first one, we illustrate the technological interest of crystals of the sillenite family and we present our powerful methods of investigation in some details. These are essentially optical absorption and magnetic circular dichroism at liquid helium temperatures, down to 4000 cm-1. The latter is also used to detect electron paramagnetic resonance optically and to tag a given absorption component to a specific paramagnetic, intrinsic or extrinsic, defect. In the second part, we present a variety of experimental results and interpretations dealing with undoped crystals and with samples doped with transition ions of the iron (Mn, Cr, Fe, Co, Cu) group. Emphasis is put on the assignment of ligand field bands in the near infrared, since these are used to monitor the site, charge state, and amount of the dopants in a thermally bleached state or after various illuminations.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 July 1997
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 3178, Solid State Crystals: Growth and Characterization, (14 July 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.280724
Show Author Affiliations
Bernard Briat, Lab. d'Optique Physique (France)
A. Hamri, Lab. d'Optique Physique (France)
Francois Ramaz, Lab. d'Optique Physique (France)
H. Bou Rjeily, Lab. d'Optique Physique (France)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3178:
Solid State Crystals: Growth and Characterization
Jozef Zmija; Andrzej Majchrowski; Jaroslaw Rutkowski; Jerzy Zielinski, Editor(s)

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