Laser Excited Luminescence of Tb3+, Eu3+-Activated Ferroelectric Gadolinium Molybdate (GMO)

  • B. K. Chandrasekhar
  • William B. White


Gadolinium molybdate, Gd2(Mo04)3 (GMO), a ferroelectric-ferroelastic material exhibits interesting electrical and optical properties. Stimulated emission (1) has been obtained in this material with Nd3+ ions. However the spectroscopic properties of this material activated with Tb3+ and Eu3+, are not well known. In this paper some anomalous luminescence properties of a single domain GMO crystal activated with Tb3+ and Eu3+ are discussed. The excitation was accomplished directly by the 4f-4f absorption lines of the rare earth ions using a linearly polarized argon laser.


Laser Line Electric Dipole Transition Stimulate Emission Stark Level Gaussian Line Shape 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1982

Authors and Affiliations

  • B. K. Chandrasekhar
    • 1
  • William B. White
    • 1
  1. 1.Materials Research LaboratoryThe Pennsylvania State UniversityUniversity ParkUSA

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