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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 9 — Apr. 23, 2012
  • pp: 10393–10398

Optical pressure and temperature sensor based on the luminescence properties of Nd3+ ion in a gadolinium scandium gallium garnet crystal

S. F. León-Luis, J. E. Muñoz-Santiuste, V. Lavín, and U. R. Rodríguez-Mendoza  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 9, pp. 10393-10398 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.20.010393


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Abstract

Hypersensitivity to pressure and temperature is observed in the near-infrared emission lines of the Nd3+ ion in a Cr3+,Nd3+:Gd3Sc2Ga3O12 crystal, associated to the R1,2(4F3/2)→Z5(4I9/2) and R1,2(4F3/2)→Z1(4I9/2) transitions. The former emissions show large linear pressure coefficients of −11.3 cm−1/GPa and −8.8 cm−1/GPa, while the latter show high thermal sensitivity in the low temperature range. Thus this garnet crystal can be considered a potential optical pressure and/or temperature sensor in high pressure and temperature experiments up to 12 GPa and below room temperature, used in diamond anvil cells and excited with different UV and visible commercial laser due to the multiple Cr3+ and Nd3+ absorption bands.

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OCIS Codes
(160.2540) Materials : Fluorescent and luminescent materials
(160.3380) Materials : Laser materials
(150.4232) Machine vision : Multisensor methods
(120.5475) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Pressure measurement

ToC Category:
Sensors

History
Original Manuscript: February 28, 2012
Revised Manuscript: March 27, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: March 27, 2012
Published: April 20, 2012

Citation
S. F. León-Luis, J. E. Muñoz-Santiuste, V. Lavín, and U. R. Rodríguez-Mendoza, "Optical pressure and temperature sensor based on the luminescence properties of Nd3+ ion in a gadolinium scandium gallium garnet crystal," Opt. Express 20, 10393-10398 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-20-9-10393


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