The Photoluminescence Spectra of Single Crystals of SrCl2:Yb+2

  • H. Witzke
  • D. S. McClure
  • B. Mitchell


Highly complex luminescence behavior is exhibited by single crystals of SrCl2:Yb+2 when excited by near-ultraviolet radiation. The photoluminescence characteristics of the system were established on the basis of decay-time measurements and studies of the temperature dependence of emission intensities. Two of the five bands observed at low temperatures are assigned to 4f14←4f135d transitions of the Yb+2 ion. The centers responsible for the other three bands have not yet been identified, but they appear to involve ytterbium in some form. One of these bands corresponds to the well-known green emission of CaF2:Yb+2, but is not due to a transition from a level of the configuration of Yb+2, as has been suggested.


Lower Excited State Zero Phonon Line Defect Band Strontium Chloride Divalent Rare Earth 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1973

Authors and Affiliations

  • H. Witzke
    • 1
  • D. S. McClure
    • 1
  • B. Mitchell
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of ChemistryPrinceton UniversityPrincetonUSA

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