Accession Number : ADA183673
Title : Luminescence of Cu+ Beta' Alumina.
Descriptive Note : Technical rept. Sep 86-Aug 87,
Corporate Author : CALIFORNIA UNIV LOS ANGELES DEPT OF MATERIALS SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING
Personal Author(s) : Barrie,J D ; Dunn,B ; Stafsudd,O M ; Nelson,P
PDF Url : ADA183673
Report Date : 01 Jul 1987
Pagination or Media Count : 26
Abstract : A series of monovalent copper containing Beta -alumina single crystals have been prepared by standard ion exchange techniques. The crystals exhibit strong luminescence which we attribute to the 3d94s--3d10 interconfigurational transition. The peak wavelength of this transition can be varied by 135nm by the presence of other cations in the beta -alumina conduction plane, allowing the luminescence to be varied through out the visible spectrum. Single pass gain measurements of several of these crystals show gains of the order of 0.1/cm, suggesting the potential use of these materials for solid state tunable lasers. Keywords: Copper, Beta, Alumina, Emission spectroscopy, Ion exchange tunable solid state lasers.
Descriptors : *ALUMINUM OXIDES, *SINGLE CRYSTALS, *COPPER, CONDUCTIVITY, CRYSTALS, LUMINESCENCE, VALENCE, ION EXCHANGE, EMISSION SPECTROSCOPY, FREQUENCY, PEAK VALUES, SOLID STATE LASERS, TUNABLE LASERS, VISIBLE SPECTRA
Subject Categories : Inorganic Chemistry
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE