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Effect of high-energy electron irradiation on spectroscopic properties of forsterite single crystals
Author(s): V. F. Lebedev; S. Y. Tenyakov; E. A. Vanina; I. V. Gopienko; S. V. Simakov; K. A. Subbotin; E. V. Zharikov
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Paper Abstract

The influence of high-energy (2 1MeV) electrons irradiation on spectroscopic properties of both undoped and chromium doped forsterite (Mg2Si04) crystals, as well as the corresponding extent of radiation-resistance of the crystals has been studied for the first time. It was found that such kind of irradiation results in formation of the induced additional absorption (AA) in both undoped and chromium-doped crystals, independently of crystal growth atmosphere. This AA is broad, structureless band in the range 300-1 100 nm with flat maximum at -450nm. Simultaneously the strong AA in UV part of spectrum appears. The shape of the band with maximum at 450 nm is practically the same for e-irradiated and previously studied y-irradiated forsterite crystals. It is also insensitive to Cr3+/Cr4+ ratio in crystals, as well as to additional codoping of crystals by Li+-ions. On the contrary to the shape, the intensity of the AA substantially depends on all above mentioned factors. Meanwhile, the irradiation had not led to change of the ratio of concentrations Cr4+:Cr3+:C2+. Thus, like in other oxide crystals observed induced absorption in the visible spectral range is caused, apparently, by point defects formation in the host. Possibly, these defects are hole 0 centers (ionized oxygen). The AA in UV belongs, apparently, to metal-to-ligand (oxygen ion) change transition.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 June 2006
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 6054, International Conference on Lasers, Applications, and Technologies 2005: Advanced Lasers and Systems, 605406 (9 June 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.660495
Show Author Affiliations
V. F. Lebedev, General Physics Institute (Russia)
S. Y. Tenyakov, General Physics Institute (Russia)
E. A. Vanina, Amur State Univ. (Russia)
I. V. Gopienko, Amur State Univ. (Russia)
S. V. Simakov, A. A. Baikov Institute of Metallurgy and Materials Science (Russia)
K. A. Subbotin, General Physics Institute (Russia)
E. V. Zharikov, General Physics Institute (Russia)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6054:
International Conference on Lasers, Applications, and Technologies 2005: Advanced Lasers and Systems
Guenter Huber; Vladislav Ya. Panchenko; Ivan A. Scherbakov, Editor(s)

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