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Spatial correlation of latent image centers active in photostimulable luminescence of irradiated doped alkali halides
Author(s): Aija Tale; Irena Plavina
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Paper Abstract

Changes in the photostimulated luminescence (PSL) spectrum of an electron irradiated KBr:Tl single crystal in relation to the A-luminescence spectrum upon direct activator ion excitation in the A-absorption band (AL) are found. Based on the view about the spatial correlation between F and activator hole centers, it is suggested that anion vacancy is an additional perturbing factor fot he activator (Tl+) excited (p-electron) state which is already subject to the dynamical Jahn-Teller effect. Dependences of the PSL efficiency on activator (In+) concentration in KBr:In samples irradiated by UV-light (6.30-6.45 eV), X-rays (30 keV or electrons (5.6 keV), are compared. The possible role of 6.45 eV photons is discussed in context with the hypothesis of efficient exciton energy transfer at room temperature (RT).

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 March 2001
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 4318, Smart Optical Inorganic Structures and Devices, (8 March 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.417595
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Aija Tale, Univ. of Latvia (Latvia)
Irena Plavina, Univ. of Latvia (Latvia)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4318:
Smart Optical Inorganic Structures and Devices

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