Model Calculations of Nonradiative Multiphonon Processes in Inorganic Insulating Solids

  • C. J. Donnelly
  • G. F. Imbusch
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSB, volume 249)


We examine the predictions of models employed to describe nonradiative multiphonon decay processes between electronic states of optically-active centres in inorganic insulating solids. We initially consider the single configurational coordinate model in the linear harmonic approximation, next the case of anharmonic vibrational potentials is taken into account, and finally we consider the case of different force constants in the electron-lattice coupling for the two electronic states. Numerical values are compared for the different cases.


Nonradiative Transition Harmonic Model Nonradiative Process Activation Formula Anharmonic Potential 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • C. J. Donnelly
    • 1
  • G. F. Imbusch
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsUniversity CollegeGalwayIreland

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