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Optical Materials Express

  • Editor: David J. Hagan
  • Vol. 3, Iss. 3 — Mar. 1, 2013
  • pp: 400–406

Influence of thermal treatment on the near-infrared broadband luminescence of Bi:CsI crystals

Xiao Fan, Liangbi Su, Guohao Ren, Xiantao Jiang, Haibo Xing, Jun Xu, Huili Tang, Hongjun Li, Lihe Zheng, Xiaobo Qian, and He Feng  »View Author Affiliations

Optical Materials Express, Vol. 3, Issue 3, pp. 400-406 (2013)

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Near-infrared (NIR) emitting active centers can exist abundant in Bi:CsI crystal. In addition, Bi:CsI have the simplest crystal structure, body-centered cubic (BCC). In this paper, annealing and quenching treatments were carried out in detail to identify the nature of NIR emitting active centers in Bi:CsI crystals. The changes of absorption and emission spectra with increasing the thermal treatment temperature indicated that the two NIR emission bands at 1210 nm and 1580 nm were related to Bi+ and Bi2+, respectively. Besides, the assignments of absorption bands and the thermal behaviors of Bi3+, Bi2+, Bi+ and Bi2+ were discussed as well.

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OCIS Codes
(160.3380) Materials : Laser materials
(300.6280) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, fluorescence and luminescence

ToC Category:
Laser Materials

Original Manuscript: December 10, 2012
Revised Manuscript: February 2, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: February 8, 2013
Published: February 11, 2013

Xiao Fan, Liangbi Su, Guohao Ren, Xiantao Jiang, Haibo Xing, Jun Xu, Huili Tang, Hongjun Li, Lihe Zheng, Xiaobo Qian, and He Feng, "Influence of thermal treatment on the near-infrared broadband luminescence of Bi:CsI crystals," Opt. Mater. Express 3, 400-406 (2013)

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