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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 27 — Dec. 19, 2011
  • pp: 25854–25859

Thermoluminescence at a heating rate threshold in stressed fused silica

Philippe Bouchut, Frédéric Milesi, and Céline Da Maren  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 27, pp. 25854-25859 (2011)

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The emissive properties of proton implanted fused silica surfaces have been studied by laser beam annealing. When submitted to a high thermal step from a focused CO2 laser, an intense near infra-red transient incandescence (TI) peak rises from stressed silica. The TI presents the characteristics of a thermoluminescent (TL) emission that occurs above a thermal rate threshold. We show that TI rises at the stress relaxation.

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OCIS Codes
(000.6850) General : Thermodynamics
(160.6030) Materials : Silica
(260.3800) Physical optics : Luminescence

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Original Manuscript: June 29, 2011
Revised Manuscript: July 25, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: July 26, 2011
Published: December 5, 2011

Philippe Bouchut, Frédéric Milesi, and Céline Da Maren, "Thermoluminescence at a heating rate threshold in stressed fused silica," Opt. Express 19, 25854-25859 (2011)

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