Photoluminescence of LiF crystal colored by a focused electron beam

G. Baldacchini, M. Cremona, R.M. Montereali, L.C. Scavarda do Carmo, R.A. Nunes, S. Paciornik, F. Somma, V. Kalinov

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The absorption, emission and excitation optical spectra of F2and F+3color centers generated in LiF through low energy (30 keV) electron beam irradiation were measured at room temperature by pumping with an Ar+laser the resulting thin colored layer. A quenching of the emission intensity of the F+3centers versus the pump power was observed, with characteristics similar to bulk colored crystals. The analysis of the photoemission spectra showed a new band, which has been discovered previously also in bulk crystals colored and treated in different ways. The possibility of applications of the colored ribbon for miniaturized laser devices is commented. © 1992.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)139 - 142
Number of pages4
JournalOptics Communications
Issue number1-3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 1992
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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Baldacchini, G., Cremona, M., Montereali, R. M., Scavarda do Carmo, L. C., Nunes, R. A., Paciornik, S., ... Kalinov, V. (1992). Photoluminescence of LiF crystal colored by a focused electron beam. Optics Communications, 94(1-3), 139 - 142.