The fundamental and idealized kinetics of luminescence phenomena in crystalline materials are reviewed. Luminescent decay modes are distinguished on the basis of their time histories into three general categories: the exponential, bimolecular, and electron trap laws. Expressions for the decay of emission intensity are derived for each mode and distinguishing characteristics are presented.
© 1962 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: November 17, 1961
Published: November 1, 1962
B. J. Pernick, "Luminescent Processes and Decay Laws in Crystalline Materials," Appl. Opt. 1, 753-758 (1962)