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  • Vol. 36, Iss. 9 — Sep. 1, 1946
  • pp: 501–502

Light Storage in Infra-Red Sensitive Phosphors

R. T. ELLICKSON  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA, Vol. 36, Issue 9, pp. 501-502 (1946)

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From experiments on samples of different thickness the amount of stored light in a particular sample of the infra-red sensitive phosphor made by activating strontium sulfide with cerium and samarium is calculated to be 2.6 × 1016 quanta per cubic cm. This corresponds, for this sample, to one quantum of light for every 8 samarium atoms or every 60cerium atoms.

R. T. ELLICKSON, "Light Storage in Infra-Red Sensitive Phosphors," J. Opt. Soc. Am. 36, 501-502 (1946)

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  1. See the reports of F. Urbach, R. Ward, G. R. Fonda, and others in the proceedings of the March, 1946 meeting of the Optical Society of America.
  2. R. T. Ellickson and W. L. Parker, Phys. Rev. 68, 534 (1946).
  3. The marked response of this phosphor to infra-red radiation was discovered by F. Urbach, reference 1.
  4. R. T. Ellickson, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 36, 261 (1946).
  5. R. T. Ellickson, Phys. Rev. 70, 685A (1946).

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