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Nature Of Defects And Defect Generation In Optical Crystals
Author(s): R. T. Williams
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Paper Abstract

The nature of defects in transparent crystals is reviewed from the perspective of general measures that can be taken to minimize the effects of radiation damage in a particular spectral or temporal range. The data reproduced here emphasize transient optical absorption associated with ionizing radiation pulses. Photochemical generation of lattice damage by ionizing radiation is described, with particular attention to a new mechanism which seems to provide the first satisfactory accounting of intrinsic vacancy-interstitial pair creation at both high and low temperature in alkali halides and, by inference, in alkaline-earth fluorides.

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Date Published: 12 December 1985
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 0541, Radiation Effects on Optical Materials, (12 December 1985); doi: 10.1117/12.975357
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R. T. Williams, Wake Forest University (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0541:
Radiation Effects on Optical Materials
Paul W. Levy, Editor(s)

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