The luminescence of silver bromide crystals doped with praseodymium and erbium ions was investigated over the visible and near-infrared spectral regions. The emission, excitation, and absorption spectra, as well as kinetic parameters, were measured over a broad temperature range. The Judd–Ofelt analysis was used to calculate transition rates, branching ratios, and luminescence quantum efficiencies of rare-earth doped crystals. Good agreement between theoretical and experimental results was obtained.
© 1997 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: November 6, 1996
Revised Manuscript: March 21, 1997
Published: October 20, 1997
David Bunimovich, Lev Nagli, and Abraham Katzir, "Luminescence properties of praseodymium- and erbium-doped silver bromide crystals," Appl. Opt. 36, 7708-7711 (1997)