Photostimulated luminescence in a rare earth-doped fluorobromozirconate glass ceramic

A. Edgar, J. M. Spaeth, S. Schweizer, S. Assmann, P. J. Newman, D. R. Macfarlane

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Photostimulated luminescence at room temperature was observed in a fluorozirconate glass which was doped with 1% Eu2+ or 1% Ce3+ and 5% Br- ions. Small crystals of BaBr2 (high-pressure phase) form in the glass on cooling. The Eu2+ and Ce3+ luminescence spectra comprised two emission lines each: for Eu2+ one line at 413 nm and a broader band centered at 485 nm, and for Ce3+ one line at 320 nm and a broader band at 425 nm. The luminescence is attributed to the 5d14fn-1→4fn emissions of the rare earth ions. In both cases only one of the emission bands showed photostimulated luminescence. The stimulation band for both rare earth ions was centered at 570 nm.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2386-2388
Number of pages3
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Issue number16
Publication statusPublished - 18 Oct 1999

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