Numéro
J. Phys. IV France
Volume 04, Numéro C4, Avril 1994
3rd International Conference Laser M2P
Page(s) C4-579 - C4-582
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1051/jp4:19944139
3rd International Conference Laser M2P

J. Phys. IV France 04 (1994) C4-579-C4-582

DOI: 10.1051/jp4:19944139

Site distribution and thermalization effects in europium-doped silica glasses

A. BOUAJAJ1, A. MONTEIL2, C. BOVIER3, M. FERRARI4 and A. PIAZZA4

1  Physico-Chimie des Matériaux Luminescents, URA 442 du CNRS, Université Lyon I, 43 bd du 11 Novembre 1918, 69622 Villeurbanne, France
2  Laboratoire POMA, Université d'Angers, 2 bd Lavoisier, 49045 Angers cedex, France
3  Département de Physique des Matériaux, URA 172 du CNRS, Université Lyon I, 43 bd du 11 Novembre 1918, 69622 Villeurbanne, France
4  CNR, Centro di Fisica degli Stati Aggregati ed Impianto Ionico, via Sommarive 14, 38050 Povo (TN), Italy


Abstract
For the no-phonon transition 5D07F0 of Eu3+ in glasses, obtained by sol-gel route, emission and absorption at low temperature are not resonant. This effect is interpreted by a redistribution of the excitation energy among the different environment for the Eu3+ ion. A simple model is used to interpret the temperature evolution of the emission spectra. A good agreement is obtained with experimental results. The experimental emission spectra are simulated using the Boltzmann law and the experimental excitation spectra. The mechanism of redistribution is a phonon-assisted energy transfer process. This is confirmed by temperature dependance of decays and time resolved emission measurements.



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