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  • Vol. 1, Iss. 6 — Nov. 1, 1962
  • pp: 753–758

Luminescent Processes and Decay Laws in Crystalline Materials

B. J. Pernick  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 1, Issue 6, pp. 753-758 (1962)

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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)

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