Optical characterization of Nd3+: AgBr

David Bunimovich, Lev Nagli, Abraham Katzir

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The luminescence of silver bromide crystals, doped with neodymium, was investigated over the visible and near-infrared spectral ranges. The emission, excitation, and absorption spectra were measured over a broad temperature range. The absolute luminescence quantum yield was estimated by comparing the luminescence with that of a neodymium-doped phosphate glass, for which the manufacturer gives a value of 0.4. The Judd-Ofelt analysis was applied to both materials, and transition rates, branching ratios, and quantum efficiencies were calculated for all the observed bands. Good agreement was obtained between theory and experiment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7712-7717
Number of pages6
JournalApplied Optics
Issue number30
StatePublished - 20 Oct 1997
Externally publishedYes


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