Luminescence Properties of Nd3+-Doped AlF3-Based Fluoride Glass in the Vacuum Ultraviolet Region

Kohei Yamanoi, Yuki Minami, Toshihiko Shimizu, Nobuhiko Sarukura, Takahiro Murata, Hideki Yoshida, Shigeru Fujino, Marilou Cadatal-Raduban

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The development and characterization of the optical properties of a neodymium(III)-doped 42.75AlF3–33.25CaF2–19BaF2–5YF3 (Nd3+-doped BCA-5Y) glass in the vacuum ultraviolet (VUV) region are reported. Photoluminescence peaks at 180 and 227 nm are observed upon excitation with the 157 nm emission of a F2 laser. The dominant 180 nm emission peak is assigned to the 4f25d–4f3 (4I9/2 level) transition in Nd3+. This emission peak exhibits a fast, single exponential luminescence with a 16 ns decay time. The strong luminescence intensity and the fast decay time allude to its prospects for scintillator applications.

Original languageEnglish
Article number1900475
JournalPhysica Status Solidi (B) Basic Research
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - Aug 1 2020

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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