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  • Vol. 55, Iss. 4 — Apr. 1, 1965
  • pp: 436–438

Fluorescence of Tb3+ in CaF2

NORMAN RABBINER  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA, Vol. 55, Issue 4, pp. 436-438 (1965)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSA.55.000436


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Abstract

The three groups of fluorescent line spectra of Tb3+ in CaF2 " spectrum I" between the crystal-field split levels of the 5D4 and the 7F3, 7F4, and 7F5 free-ion states have been combined into energy-level schemes which tend to support a cubic crystal field symmetry and which give information on the crystal-field split-leve representations and energies to 5 cm-1 for a thin crystal.

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NORMAN RABBINER, "Fluorescence of Tb3+ in CaF2," J. Opt. Soc. Am. 55, 436-438 (1965)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josa/abstract.cfm?URI=josa-55-4-436


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References

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