Luminescent patterns based on color centers generated in lithium fluoride by extreme ultraviolet radiation and soft x-rays

G. Baldacchini, F. Bonfigli, A. Faenov, F. Flora, R.M. Montereali, D. Murra, E. Nichelatti, T. Pikuz

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Primary and aggregate color centers in lithium fluoride (LiF) crystals and polycrystalline LiF films were produced by an innovative irradiation technique using extreme ultraviolet radiation and soft X-rays generated by a laser-plasma source. This irradiation facility allowed the efficient formation of active color centers on luminescent patterns with submicron spatial resolution on large areas and short exposure times. The method looks promising for the realization of low-dimensionality photonic devices. The optical characterization of the colored structures was performed by means of absorption and photoluminescence measurements on LiF samples colored under different irradiation conditions.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)569 - 573
Number of pages5
JournalRadiation Effects and Defects in Solids
Issue number6-12
Publication statusPublished - 2002
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Radiation
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials

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