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  • Vol. 47, Iss. 3 — Mar. 1, 1957
  • pp: 246–249

On the Oscillator Strength of V2 Centers in Potassium Iodide Crystals


JOSA, Vol. 47, Issue 3, pp. 246-249 (1957)

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By measuring the absorption of dilute aqueous solutions of KI with various known amounts of pure iodine added, the present writers have observed that the absorption coefficient at a wavelength of about 350 mµ is nearly proportional to the amount of iodine in the solution. Making use of this fact, the amount of excess iodine in additively V-colored KI crystal has been obtained. Taking into account that two iodine atoms are associated with a V2 center, the oscillator strength of the absorption band at 365 mµ has been estimated to be 1.10±0.16 by the Smakula formula.

YOICHI UCHIDA, YOSHIO NAKAI, and TOSIRO TOMOTIKA, "On the Oscillator Strength of V2 Centers in Potassium Iodide Crystals," J. Opt. Soc. Am. 47, 246-249 (1957)

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