VUV-UV-visible luminescence of Nd3+, Er3+ and Tm 3+ in LiLuF4 single crystal host

J. Martincik, M. Nikl, S. Ishizu, K. Fukuda, T. Suyama, A. Beitlerova, K. Polak, V. Babin, A. Yoshikawa

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An overlook of absorption and luminescence characteristics of Nd 3+, Er3+ and Tm3+ centers in LiLuF4 single crystal is provided. Single crystal doped with the mentioned RE ions were prepared by micro-pulling-down technique in the form of few cm long rods with the diameter of about 2 mm. Excitation and emission spectra and fast decay kinetics in VUV spectral region were measured at SUPERLUMI station at synchrotron DESY, Hamburg and characterization was further completed in UV-visible region at conventional spectrophotometers. Observed absorption and emission peaks are ascribed to the 5d-4f and 4f-4f optical transitions in the doped rare earth ions. Concentration dependence of the decay kinetics is discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)403-405
Number of pages3
JournalRadiation Measurements
Issue number3-6
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Mar


  • Concentration dependences
  • LiLuF
  • Luminescence


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