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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 10, Iss. 6 — Mar. 25, 2002
  • pp: 291–296

Nondestructive in situ thermoluminescence using CO2 laser heating

John L. Lawless, S. K. Lam, and D. Lo  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 10, Issue 6, pp. 291-296 (2002)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.10.000291


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Abstract

We have obtained thermoluminescence glow curves nondestructively from large, solid, ceramic samples by laser spot heating. Although the samples are brittle, laser thermoluminescence glow curves could be obtained with no visible damage to the samples. The experimental glow curves match with theory. By contrast, conventional thermoluminescence measurements require small samples to be removed from a ceramic and placed in a thermoluminescence machine. Laser-induced thermoluminescence glow curves from LiF, silica, and porcelain are presented.

© 2002 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(120.4290) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Nondestructive testing
(160.2540) Materials : Fluorescent and luminescent materials

ToC Category:
Research Papers

History
Original Manuscript: February 21, 2002
Revised Manuscript: March 21, 2002
Published: March 25, 2002

Citation
John Lawless, S. Lam, and D. Lo, "Nondestructive in situ thermoluminescence using CO2 laser heating," Opt. Express 10, 291-296 (2002)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-10-6-291


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