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Magnetically Induced Circular Polarization Of Emission: Application To Inorganic Complexes
Author(s): K. W. Hipps; G. A. Crosby
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Paper Abstract

A sensitive spectrometer for the measurement of circular polarization of emission, utilizing a photoelastic modulator, is presented. This spectrometer, when augmented by a superconducting magnet and dewar assembly, provides an excellent system for studying magnetically induced circular polarization of emission (MICE). In order to exemplify both the system and the usefulness of MICE, a partial analysis of the MICE observed from Ru(4,7- dipheny1-1,10-phenanthroline)3C12 dispersed in a polymethylmethacrylate (PMM) matrix in the 2 to 100°K temperature range is reported. Also presented is a discussion of the effects of photoselection on the observed MICE for these D3 symmetry complexes. It is found that MICE is more sensitive to the detailed nature of the levels involved in emission than a combination of zero field techniques. MICE should prove to be an exceptionally useful tool for probing excited states of inorganic complexes.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 October 1977
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 0112, Optical Polarimetry: Instrumentation and Applications, (19 October 1977); doi: 10.1117/12.955554
Show Author Affiliations
K. W. Hipps, The University of Michigan (United States)
G. A. Crosby, Washington State University (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0112:
Optical Polarimetry: Instrumentation and Applications
Rasheed M. A. Azzam; David Coffeen, Editor(s)

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