Advanced optical characterization of active micro-strips induced on Lithium Fluoride crystals by a monochromatic soft X-ray beam

R.M. Montereali, F. Bonfigli, L. Gregoratti, M. Kiskinova, R. Larciprete, M. Montecchi, E. Nichelatti

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Broad-band visible-emitting micro-strips were induced in Lithium Fluoride crystals by direct writing with a monochromatic soft X-ray beam. They were successfully characterized via fluorescence imaging, photoluminescence and optical transmittance. The irradiation gave rise to stable primary and aggregate color centers within a thin surface layer of the crystals. Their volume concentrations were evaluated together with the induced modification of the complex refractive index in the irradiated volume. © 2007 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)456 - 460
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Non-Crystalline Solids
Issue number5-7
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2007


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Materials Chemistry

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