Optical stability of the Cr3+ centres in codoped stoichiometric and congruent LiNbO3 : Cr : Mg

T. P. J. Han, Francisco Jaque

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Abstract

The optical stability of the R-lines and broad band associated with the Cr3+ ions has been studied in codoped congruent and near stoichiometric LiNbO3:Cr:Mg crystals. It has been found that the E-2 -> (4)A(2) transition of the Cr3+ ions located in Nb5+ sites, [Cr](Nb), can be bleached under optical excitation of the high energy broad absorption band luminescence whereas the emission from the same transition but ascribed to Cr3+ ions located in Li+ sites, [Cr](Li), is optically stable. At variance, the broad emission associated with the T-4(2) -> (4)A(2) vibronic transition ascribed to these centres is optically stable. The recovery temperature for the optical bleaching has been found to be 150 K, and has been correlated to Nb4+ electron traps located in Nb5+ antisite position. The different optical stability found for the R-lines and broad band emission associated with the [Cr](Nb) sites confirm the existence of two [Cr]Nb centres with low and high crystal field, respectively. (c) 2006 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

LanguageEnglish
Pages1041-1043
Number of pages3
JournalOptical Materials
Volume29
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2007

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  • crystals
  • luminescence
  • spectroscopy

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Han, T. P. J. ; Jaque, Francisco. / Optical stability of the Cr3+ centres in codoped stoichiometric and congruent LiNbO3 : Cr : Mg. In: Optical Materials. 2007 ; Vol. 29, No. 8. pp. 1041-1043.
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In: Optical Materials, Vol. 29, No. 8, 04.2007, p. 1041-1043.

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