Absorption and Emission Spectra

  • D. Curie
Part of the NATO Advanced Study Institutes Series book series (NSSB, volume 8)


A general account of electron-phonon coupling effects on emission and absorption spectra (shape of the spectra and bandwidth) is presented. The purpose of this paper is mainly to show that the theoretical results which happen to be the most important ones for comparison with experiments (for instance the Gaussian spectra in the scope of the semi-classical approximation, the Huang and Rhys model and the detailed shape of the one-phonon replica band), which are generally obtained as a result of more or less highly sophisticated calculations, can indeed be accounted for in a very straightforward way if suitable hypotheses are accepted. There is also a discussion of some experimental results: large band spectra in II-VI compounds (the case of ZnS:Mn is specially examined), edge emission in CdS and R-line emission of ruby.


Emission Spectrum Electric Dipole Transition Phonon Line Quadratic Coupling Phonon Process 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1975

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  • D. Curie
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  1. 1.Luminescence LaboratoryUniversity of ParisFrance

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