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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 4 — Feb. 15, 2010
  • pp: 3385–3391

Study on the effect of heat-annealing and irradiation on spectroscopic properties of Bi:α-BaB2O4 single crystal

Jun Xu, Hengyu Zhao, Liangbi Su, Jun Yu, Peng Zhou, Huili Tang, Lihe Zheng, and Hongjun Li  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 4, pp. 3385-3391 (2010)

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The absorption, excitation, and ultrabroadband near-infrared luminescence spectra of Bismuth were investigated in H2-annealed and γ-irradiated Bi:α-BaB2O4(α-BBO) single crystals, respectively. Energy-level diagrams of the near-infrared luminescent centers were fixed. The electronic transition energies of near-infrared active centers are basically consistent with the multiplets of free Bi+ ions. The minor difference of the energy-level diagrams of Bi+ ions in H2-annealed and γ-irradiated Bi:α-BaB2O4 crystals can be ascribed to the difference of the local lattice environments. The involved physical and chemical processes were discussed. The effect of Ar-, air-annealing and electron-irradiation on Bi:α-BaB2O4 crystal were also investigated.

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(160.2540) Materials : Fluorescent and luminescent materials
(300.6280) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, fluorescence and luminescence

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Original Manuscript: December 8, 2009
Revised Manuscript: January 3, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: January 5, 2010
Published: February 2, 2010

Jun Xu, Hengyu Zhao, Liangbi Su, Jun Yu, Peng Zhou, Huili Tang, Lihe Zheng, and Hongjun Li, "Study on the effect of heat-annealing and irradiation on spectroscopic properties of Bi:α-BaB2O4 single crystal," Opt. Express 18, 3385-3391 (2010)

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