J. Phys. IV France
Volume 119, November 2004
Page(s) 143 - 144

J. Phys. IV France 119 (2004) 143-144

DOI: 10.1051/jp4:2004119028

Spectroscopic properties and quenching mechanisms of Yb 3+- doped garnet crystals

H. Cañibano, Y. Guyot, C. Goutaudier, L. Laversenne and G. Boulon

Laboratoire de Physico Chimie des Matériaux Luminescents, UMR 5620 CNRS, Université Claude Bernard Lyon1, Bât. A. Kastler, 10 rue Ampère, 69622 Villeurbanne, France

Yb 3+ spectroscopic properties are given in garnet crystals. Especially, radiative energy transfer between Yb 3+ ions and non-radiative energy transfer between Yb 3+ and unexpected rare earth impurities are occurring as quenching mechanisms. Other mechanisms are also suspected from Yb 3+ pairs, OH- groups and even traces of Yb 2+.

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