Accession Number : AD0776343

Title :   Analysis of the Ground Configuration of Trivalent Thulium in Single-Crystal Yttrium Vanadate,

Corporate Author : HARRY DIAMOND LABS WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Wortman,Donald E. ; Leavitt,Richard P. ; Morrison,Clyde A.

Report Date : DEC 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 19

Abstract : An analysis has been made of the optical spectrum of Tm(3+) in YVO4. The approach taken was to describe the Tm(3+) free-ion energy levels as completely as possible and then to describe the effects of the crystal field on these levels. The results gave a new interpretation of the triplet H4 and triplet H5 multiplets and gave g factors in good agreement with the measurements. The effects of the hyperfine interaction and the spin-crystal-field interaction on the energy levels are discussed. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   *THULIUM, SOLID STATE LASERS, YTTRIUM COMPOUNDS, VANADATES, IONS, ATOMIC ENERGY LEVELS, SINGLE CRYSTALS, SPECTRUM ANALYSIS, HYPERFINE STRUCTURE

Subject Categories : Lasers and Masers
      Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy
      Solid State Physics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE