Optical and EPR spectroscopy of Er3+ in lithium yttrium borate, Li6Y(BO3)3:Er single crystals

Kovács, L. and Arceiz Casas, S. and Corradi, G. and Tichy-Rács, É. and Kocsor, L. and Lengyel, K. and Ryba-Romanowski, W. and Strzep, A. and Scholle, A. and Greulich-Weber, S. (2017) Optical and EPR spectroscopy of Er3+ in lithium yttrium borate, Li6Y(BO3)3:Er single crystals. OPTICAL MATERIALS, 72. pp. 270-275. ISSN 0925-3467


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The energy levels of Er3+ ions have been determined in lithium yttrium borate (Li6Y(BO3)3) single crystals in a wide spectral range between 6000 and 40000 cm-1 together with an analysis of the ground state, using optical and EPR spectroscopy. The crystal field splittings of the 4I15/2 ground state and those of nearly all excited states up to the 4D7/2 manifold have been obtained at low temperature from luminescence (T = 5 K) and absorption (T = 9 K) measurements, respectively. The numbers of experimentally observed Stark sublevels agree well with those expected theoretically for Er3+ ions occupying a single low symmetry (C1) site. A full set of g- and 167Er hyperfine tensor parameters are presented for the ground state characterized by EPR; the measured Orbach-type spin-relaxation rates viz. the involved activation energies correspond to the optically derived lowest excited sublevels.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science / természettudomány > QC Physics / fizika > QC06 Physics of condensed matter / szilárdtestfizika
Q Science / természettudomány > QD Chemistry / kémia > QD05 Crystallography / kristálytan
Depositing User: Krisztián Lengyel
Date Deposited: 26 Sep 2017 10:49
Last Modified: 26 Sep 2017 10:49

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