Picosecond non-radiative relaxation via internal conversion in Ca10(PO4)F2:Cr

Jon-Paul R. Wells, Thomas P J Han

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Abstract

We use a femtosecond pump-probe technique to directly measure fast nonradiative relaxation following excitation of the 3A 23T1 transition in Ca10(PO4)6 F2(CFAP) doped with tetravalent chromium. We measure a 3T1 relaxation time of 137 ps at 10 K which decreases to 37 ps at room temperature through internal conversion directly to the 3A2 ground state. We find rates for quantum mechanical tunnelling and phonon assisted barrier hopping of 0 = 7.9 109 Hz and W1 = 3.4 1011 Hz respectively, with a barrier height of 630 cm-1.
LanguageEnglish
Article number025706
Number of pages6
JournalMaterials Research Express
Volume1
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 7 May 2014

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Keywords

  • calcium compounds
  • chromium
  • ground states
  • high-speed optical techniques
  • hopping conduction
  • phonons
  • tunnelling

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Wells, Jon-Paul R. ; Han, Thomas P J. / Picosecond non-radiative relaxation via internal conversion in Ca10(PO4)F2:Cr. In: Materials Research Express. 2014 ; Vol. 1, No. 2.
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In: Materials Research Express, Vol. 1, No. 2, 025706, 07.05.2014.

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