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Spectroscopy of Inorganic Glasses

  • W. M. Yen
Part of the Ettore Majorana International Science Series book series (EMISS, volume 46)

Abstract

We present in this paper a brief review of the status of our understanding of the optical properties of inorganic glasses activated with various impurity ions and/or centers. We sketch the historical evolution of this discipline and outline recent developments based largely on relatively new laser spectroscopic techniques. These experimental methods have allowed us to suppress inhomogeneous features of the optical spectra of crystalline and disordered materials alike and have permitted us a more detailed look at the structure of all classes of solids and at the dynamical processes which affect the optically excited state of individual centers.

Keywords

Laser Spectroscopy Hole Burning Crystal Field Parameter Dope Glass Inorganic Glass 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • W. M. Yen
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Physics and AstronomyUniversity of GeorgiaAthensUSA

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