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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 35, Iss. 10 — May. 15, 2010
  • pp: 1524–1526

Correction of reabsorption artifacts in fluorescence spectra by the pinhole method

Henning Kühn, Klaus Petermann, and Günter Huber  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 35, Issue 10, pp. 1524-1526 (2010)

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Reabsorption of spontaneously emitted photons by optically active ions in a laser material can significantly affect the measured emission spectra. A measurement technique to suppress reabsorpion artifacts in fluorescence spectra is reported. A theoretical description of the method as well as experimental results are presented. In combination with another version of the pinhole method for the determination of reabsorption-free fluorescence lifetimes, this technique allows one to suppress the influence of reabsorption artifacts in emission cross sections calculated by the Füchtbauer–Ladenburg equation.

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OCIS Codes
(160.3380) Materials : Laser materials
(300.1030) Spectroscopy : Absorption

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Original Manuscript: January 27, 2010
Revised Manuscript: March 25, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: March 27, 2010
Published: May 5, 2010

Henning Kühn, Klaus Petermann, and Günter Huber, "Correction of reabsorption artifacts in fluorescence spectra by the pinhole method," Opt. Lett. 35, 1524-1526 (2010)

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