Borate Glasses pp 215-226 | Cite as

Laser-Induced Fluorescence Line Narrowing of Eu3+ in Lithium Borate Glass

  • M. J. Weber
  • J. Hegarty
  • D. H. Blackburn
Part of the Materials Science Research book series (MSR, volume 12)


Laser-induced fluorescence line narrowing has recently been used to investigate the local environment and interactions of paramagnetic ions in glass. Since the resulting spectra are sensitive to structural modifications, this technique was applied to study lithium borate glass. In alkali borate glasses, the relative numbers of BO3 triangles and BO4 tetrahedra and the existence of subliquidus immiscibility are dependent upon the mole fraction of alkali oxide. Structural changes associated with these properties are, in principle, detectable using the approach of fluorescence line narrowing. Evidence of these effects are presented in this paper.


Excitation Energy Borate Glass Lithium Borate Radiative Transition Probability Nonresonant Excitation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. J. Weber
    • 1
  • J. Hegarty
    • 2
  • D. H. Blackburn
    • 3
  1. 1.Lawrence Livermore LaboratoryUniversity of CaliforniaLivermoreUSA
  2. 2.Department of PhysicsUniversity of WisconsinMadisonUSA
  3. 3.Inorganic Glass SectionNational Bureau of StandardsUSA

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