The detailed characterization of the terbium related optical properties of low doped oxyorthosilicates of lutetium and yttrium is reported. The introduction of terbium ions generates an ultraviolet absorption band peaked at about 242 nm and line shaped emissions in the 350-600 nm range. The transitions are related to the (5)D(3) and (5)D(4) levels and the analysis of the decay time measurements allows to individuate a cross relaxation mechanism among Terbium ions. We propose a three level kinetic model which is able to reproduce the experimental data allowing to discriminate among the radiative and nonradiative contributions to the transitions in the case of low content of Tb ions (nominal content 10 ppm). The reported study addresses two important goals, providing, from one side, a detailed characterization of possible inorganic phosphors, and from the other side, since traces of unwanted elements were identified in numerous commercial samples of cerium doped oxyorthosilicates, it can contribute to increase the performance of scintillator devices by revealing the optical features of one of the more diffuse and critical impurities. (C) 2010 American Institute of Physics. [doi:10.1063/1.3467788]

A kinetics model for Tb3+ recombinations in low doped Tb: Lu1.8Y0.2SiO5 crystals

RICCI, PIER CARLO;SALIS, MARCELLO;CORPINO, RICCARDO;CARBONARO, CARLO MARIA;ANEDDA, ALBERTO
2010

Abstract

The detailed characterization of the terbium related optical properties of low doped oxyorthosilicates of lutetium and yttrium is reported. The introduction of terbium ions generates an ultraviolet absorption band peaked at about 242 nm and line shaped emissions in the 350-600 nm range. The transitions are related to the (5)D(3) and (5)D(4) levels and the analysis of the decay time measurements allows to individuate a cross relaxation mechanism among Terbium ions. We propose a three level kinetic model which is able to reproduce the experimental data allowing to discriminate among the radiative and nonradiative contributions to the transitions in the case of low content of Tb ions (nominal content 10 ppm). The reported study addresses two important goals, providing, from one side, a detailed characterization of possible inorganic phosphors, and from the other side, since traces of unwanted elements were identified in numerous commercial samples of cerium doped oxyorthosilicates, it can contribute to increase the performance of scintillator devices by revealing the optical features of one of the more diffuse and critical impurities. (C) 2010 American Institute of Physics. [doi:10.1063/1.3467788]
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