Optics and Spectroscopy

, Volume 95, Issue 5, pp 722–740

Spectroscopic studies of erbium-doped potassium-lead double chloride crystals KPb2Cl5:Er3+: 1. Optical spectra and relaxation of excited states of the erbium ion in potassium-lead double chloride crystals

  • A. M. Tkachuk
  • S. É. Ivanova
  • L. I. Isaenko
  • A. P. Yelisseyev
  • M. -F. Joubert
  • Y. Guyot
  • S. Payne
Solid-State Spectroscopy

Abstract

Optical spectra, intensities of radiative and nonradiative transitions, and luminescence kinetics in erbium-doped potassium-lead double chloride crystals KPb2Cl5:Er3+s(KPC:Er3+) were investigated. The crystals were grown by the Bridgman-Stockbarger method. Their absorption and luminescence spectra were studied experimentally. The crystal-matrix absorption edge was determined at 80 and 300 K. Intensity parameters, radiative transition probabilities, branching ratios, and nonradiative relaxation rates were estimated by the Judd-Ofelt method. The luminescence kinetics from the emitting levels 4G11/2, 2G9/2, 4S3/2, and 4F9/2 upon selective excitation was studied.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. M. Tkachuk
    • 1
  • S. É. Ivanova
    • 2
  • L. I. Isaenko
    • 3
  • A. P. Yelisseyev
    • 3
  • M. -F. Joubert
    • 4
  • Y. Guyot
    • 4
  • S. Payne
    • 5
  1. 1.All-Russia Research Center Vavilov State Optical InstituteSt. PetersburgRussia
  2. 2.Faculty of PhysicsSt. Petersburg State UniversityPeterhofRussia
  3. 3.Technological Institute for Monocrystals, Siberian DivisionRussian Academy of SciencesNovosibirskRussia
  4. 4.Laboratoire de Physico-Chimie des Matériaux LuminescentsVilleurbanne CEDEXFrance
  5. 5.Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, L-590LivermoreUSA

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