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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 18 — Sep. 9, 2013
  • pp: 20517–20528

Laser-induced fluorescence of uranyl complexes in aqueous solutions: the role of diffusion-controlled excited states annihilation

Gleb Budylin, Evgeny Shirshin, Victor Fadeev, Vladimir Petrov, and Stepan Kalmykov  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 18, pp. 20517-20528 (2013)

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We present the analysis of diffusion-controlled annihilation of excited U(VI) complexes in aqueous media that leads to appearance of rapid non-exponential fluorescence decay. We show that under typical experimental conditions the impact of annihilation processes can’t be neglected when determining U(VI) complexes fluorescence lifetimes: at excitation intensities between 106 W/cm2 and 108 W/cm2, the rate of excited states deactivation increases, and then an opposite trend is observed. The latter can be interpreted as the consequence of optical breakdown in water.

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OCIS Codes
(020.2070) Atomic and molecular physics : Effects of collisions
(260.2160) Physical optics : Energy transfer
(300.2530) Spectroscopy : Fluorescence, laser-induced
(300.6500) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, time-resolved

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Original Manuscript: June 18, 2013
Revised Manuscript: July 23, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: August 13, 2013
Published: August 26, 2013

Gleb Budylin, Evgeny Shirshin, Victor Fadeev, Vladimir Petrov, and Stepan Kalmykov, "Laser-induced fluorescence of uranyl complexes in aqueous solutions: the role of diffusion-controlled excited states annihilation," Opt. Express 21, 20517-20528 (2013)

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