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Optics and Spectroscopy

, Volume 127, Issue 1, pp 26–32 | Cite as

Single Centers and Dimers of Impurity Holmium Ions in Synthetic Forsterite Crystals: High-Resolution Spectroscopy

  • E. P. ChukalinaEmail author
  • I. O. Tyurenkov
  • E. V. Zharikov
  • K. A. Subbotin
SPECTROSCOPY OF CONDENSED STATES
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Abstract

High-resolution low-temperature absorption spectra in the region of the 5I85I7, 6, 5, 4, 5F5 transitions in impurity Ho3+ ions in synthetic forsterite crystals (Mg2SiO4) are recorded. Comparison of the observed shape of the spectral lines with the hyperfine structure calculated using crystal-field theory makes it possible to attribute the spectral lines to single centers and dimers for the first time.

Keywords:

forsterite crystal holmium ions absorption spectra 

Notes

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

We are grateful to B.Z. Malkin for providing the programs for crystal-field theory calculations for impurity Ho3+ ions in forsterite and fruitful discussion of the results obtained, to V.F. Tarasov for persistent interest in the work and valuable comments, and to M.N. Popova and S.A. Kli-min for remarks on the paper.

This study was performed using the Unique Scientific Facility of the Institute for Spectroscopy, Russian Academy of Sciences, Multifunctional Wide-Range High-Resolution Spectroscopy, http://www.ckp-rf.ru/usu/508571.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • E. P. Chukalina
    • 1
    Email author
  • I. O. Tyurenkov
    • 2
  • E. V. Zharikov
    • 3
  • K. A. Subbotin
    • 3
  1. 1.Institute of Spectroscopy, Russian Academy of SciencesTroitskMoscowRussia
  2. 2.Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology National Research UniversityDolgoprudnyiRussia
  3. 3.Prokhorov General Physics InstituteMoscowRussia

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