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.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Ceramics and Composites
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Materials Chemistry
Montereali, R. M., Bonfigli, F., Gregoratti, L., Kiskinova, M., Larciprete, R., Montecchi, M., & Nichelatti, E. (2007). Advanced optical characterization of active micro-strips induced on Lithium Fluoride crystals by a monochromatic soft X-ray beam. Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids, 353(5-7), 456 - 460. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jnoncrysol.2006.10.049