, Volume 38, Issue 3, pp 209–216 | Cite as

Preliminary results towards the equivalence of transformed continuous-wave Optically Stimulated Luminescence (CW-OSL) and linearly-modulated (LM-OSL) signals in quartz

  • George Kitis
  • George S. PolymerisEmail author
  • Nafiye G. Kiyak
  • Vasilis Pagonis


The present paper presents a comparative experimental study of two commonly measured Optically Stimulated Luminescence (OSL) signals in quartz. The experimental study measures both the continuous wave OSL (CW-OSL) and the linearly modulated (LM-OSL) signals from the same quartz sample for a range of stimulation temperatures between 180 and 280°C, while the former is transformed to pseudo LM-OSL (ps LM-OSL). A computerized deconvolution curve analysis of the LM-OSL and ps LM-OSL signals was carried out, and the contributions of several OSL components to the initial OSL signal (0.1 s) were shown to be independent of the stimulation temperature used during the measurement. It was also found that the composite OSL (0.1 s) signal consists mainly of the first two OSL components present in the OSL curves. The equivalence of the ps LM-OSL (transformed CW-OSL) and of LM-OSL measurements was also examined by an appropriate choice of the experimental stimulation times, and of the stimulation power of the blue LEDs used during the measurement.


OSL transformed CW-OSL LM-OSL pseudo LM-OSL quartz dating OSL components computerized OSL analysis 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • George Kitis
    • 1
  • George S. Polymeris
    • 2
    Email author
  • Nafiye G. Kiyak
    • 2
  • Vasilis Pagonis
    • 3
  1. 1.Nuclear Physics LaboratoryAristotle University of ThessalonikiThessalonikiGreece
  2. 2.Faculty of Science and Arts, Physics DepartmentIŞIK UniversityŞileIstanbul, Turkey
  3. 3.Physics DepartmentMcDaniel CollegeWestminsterUSA

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