The luminescence of AgBr and AgBrCl crystals doped with Pr<sup>3+</sup> 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 Pr<sup>3+</sup> 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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Lev Nagli, Alla German, and Abraham Katzir, "Spectroscopic Studies of Pr3+ Ions in Silver Halide Crystals," Appl. Opt. 39, 5070-5075 (2000)