Radiative and Nonradiative Processes in Color Centers

  • G. Baldacchini
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSB, volume 249)

Abstract

The optical properties of color centers in alkali halides have been used in the past and are still used today in some noteworthy applications, e.g., dosimetry, information storage, and tunable near infrared lasers. However, a satisfactory description of the emission properties after excitation is still lacking. Thus, in order to reach a better understanding of the luminescent phenomena, the proper experimental results in F centers are reviewed and compared with the prevailing theory of the crossover model. This comparison shows that a complete agreement between theory and experiments is far from being reached.

Keywords

Quantum Efficiency Color Center Center Luminescence Alkali Halide Alkali Halide Crystal 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • G. Baldacchini
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  1. 1.Centro Ricerche Energia FrascatiENEAFrascati, RomeItaly

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