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  • Vol. 39, Iss. 27 — Sep. 20, 2000
  • pp: 5070–5075

Spectroscopic studies of Pr3+ ions in silver halide crystals

Lev Nagli, Alla German, and Abraham Katzir  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 39, Issue 27, pp. 5070-5075 (2000)

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The luminescence of AgBr and AgBrCl crystals doped with Pr3+ rare-earth ions was investigated in the visible and infrared spectral ranges. We measured the excitation, emission, and absorption spectra as well as the kinetic parameters over a broad temperature range. The strong influence of the silver halide composition on Pr3+ ions spectroscopic properties was revealed. We calculated useful optical parameters for Pr:AgBr crystals by using the Judd–Ofelt approximation. Good agreement between the theoretical and the measured parameters was obtained.

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OCIS Codes
(300.1030) Spectroscopy : Absorption
(300.2140) Spectroscopy : Emission
(300.6280) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, fluorescence and luminescence
(300.6360) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, laser

Original Manuscript: January 12, 2000
Revised Manuscript: June 28, 2000
Published: September 20, 2000

Lev Nagli, Alla German, and Abraham Katzir, "Spectroscopic studies of Pr3+ ions in silver halide crystals," Appl. Opt. 39, 5070-5075 (2000)

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