The influence of UV laser radiation on the absorption and luminescence of photothermorefractive glasses containing silver ions
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It is experimentally shown that irradiation of silver-containing glasses by nanosecond laser pulses with a wavelength of 248 nm leads to the formation of unstable point defects (having absorption bands in the UV and visible spectral ranges) in the irradiated region and causes the transition of ions and charged molecular silver clusters to the neutral state, which is accompanied by an increase in the luminescence intensity in the visible spectral range. The influence of pulsed laser irradiation is compared with the effect of exposure to cw UV light of a mercury lamp. Some models are proposed to explain the influence of the laser effect on the optical properties of glasses.
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