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Title: Spectroscopy of V{sup 4+} and V{sup 3+} ions in a forsterite crystal

Abstract

The absorption spectra of impurity vanadium ions in forsterite crystals are studied in the wavelength range from 600 to 2000 nm. It is found that the V{sup 4+} ion in the tetrahedral coordination in crystals grown by the Czochralski technique exhibits strong absorption in the range from 600 to 1200 nm. The intense electron-vibrational progressions in the absorption spectra of impurity d-ions in crystals were observed for the first time at temperatures 300 and 77 K. In the authors' opinion, these progressions appear due to the formation of the oxovanadate complex and distortions of the structural tetrahedron. The forsterite crystal doped with V{sup 4+} ions has a very high absorption cross section (up to 2.1x10{sup -18} cm{sup 2}) and a continuous broad absorption band, which makes this crystal promising as a passive laser switch in the range between 600 and 1200 nm. At the same time, the V{sup 4+} ions in the forsterite crystal do not emit luminescence because of a high probability of the nonradiative relaxation of their excited state. It is shown that luminescence of a V:Mg{sub 2}SiO{sub 4} crystal is related to the tetrahedral V{sup 3+} ion. (laser applications and other topics in quantum electronics)

Authors:
 [1]; ;  [2];  [3];  [4];  [5]
  1. A.V. Shubnikov Institute of Crystallography, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russian Federaion (Russian Federation)
  2. Laser Materials and Technology Research Center, A. M. Prokhorov General Physics Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow (Russian Federation)
  3. D.I. Mendeleev Russian University of Chemical Technology, Moscow (Russian Federation)
  4. Fiber Optics Research Center, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow (Russian Federation)
  5. A.M. Prokhorov General Physics Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow (Russian Federation)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
21442716
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Quantum Electronics (Woodbury, N.Y.); Journal Volume: 30; Journal Issue: 5; Other Information: DOI: 10.1070/QE2000v030n05ABEH001740
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
74 ATOMIC AND MOLECULAR PHYSICS; 75 CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS, SUPERCONDUCTIVITY AND SUPERFLUIDITY; ABSORPTION; ABSORPTION SPECTRA; CROSS SECTIONS; CRYSTAL DEFECTS; CRYSTAL GROWTH; CRYSTALS; DOPED MATERIALS; ELECTRONS; EXCITED STATES; LASERS; LUMINESCENCE; MINERALS; RELAXATION; SPECTROSCOPY; SWITCHES; VANADIUM IONS; WAVELENGTHS; CHARGED PARTICLES; CRYSTAL STRUCTURE; ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT; ELEMENTARY PARTICLES; EMISSION; ENERGY LEVELS; EQUIPMENT; FERMIONS; IONS; LEPTONS; MATERIALS; PHOTON EMISSION; SORPTION; SPECTRA

Citation Formats

Veremeichik, T F, Gaister, A V, Subbotin, Kirill A, Zharikov, Evgeny V, Protopopov, V N, and Smirnov, Valerii A. Spectroscopy of V{sup 4+} and V{sup 3+} ions in a forsterite crystal. United States: N. p., 2000. Web. doi:10.1070/QE2000V030N05ABEH001740.
Veremeichik, T F, Gaister, A V, Subbotin, Kirill A, Zharikov, Evgeny V, Protopopov, V N, & Smirnov, Valerii A. Spectroscopy of V{sup 4+} and V{sup 3+} ions in a forsterite crystal. United States. doi:10.1070/QE2000V030N05ABEH001740.
Veremeichik, T F, Gaister, A V, Subbotin, Kirill A, Zharikov, Evgeny V, Protopopov, V N, and Smirnov, Valerii A. Wed . "Spectroscopy of V{sup 4+} and V{sup 3+} ions in a forsterite crystal". United States. doi:10.1070/QE2000V030N05ABEH001740.
@article{osti_21442716,
title = {Spectroscopy of V{sup 4+} and V{sup 3+} ions in a forsterite crystal},
author = {Veremeichik, T F and Gaister, A V and Subbotin, Kirill A and Zharikov, Evgeny V and Protopopov, V N and Smirnov, Valerii A},
abstractNote = {The absorption spectra of impurity vanadium ions in forsterite crystals are studied in the wavelength range from 600 to 2000 nm. It is found that the V{sup 4+} ion in the tetrahedral coordination in crystals grown by the Czochralski technique exhibits strong absorption in the range from 600 to 1200 nm. The intense electron-vibrational progressions in the absorption spectra of impurity d-ions in crystals were observed for the first time at temperatures 300 and 77 K. In the authors' opinion, these progressions appear due to the formation of the oxovanadate complex and distortions of the structural tetrahedron. The forsterite crystal doped with V{sup 4+} ions has a very high absorption cross section (up to 2.1x10{sup -18} cm{sup 2}) and a continuous broad absorption band, which makes this crystal promising as a passive laser switch in the range between 600 and 1200 nm. At the same time, the V{sup 4+} ions in the forsterite crystal do not emit luminescence because of a high probability of the nonradiative relaxation of their excited state. It is shown that luminescence of a V:Mg{sub 2}SiO{sub 4} crystal is related to the tetrahedral V{sup 3+} ion. (laser applications and other topics in quantum electronics)},
doi = {10.1070/QE2000V030N05ABEH001740},
journal = {Quantum Electronics (Woodbury, N.Y.)},
number = 5,
volume = 30,
place = {United States},
year = {Wed May 31 00:00:00 EDT 2000},
month = {Wed May 31 00:00:00 EDT 2000}
}