Abstract

Energy transfer between the Sm<sup>3+</sup>, Eu<sup>3+</sup>, Tb<sup>3+</sup>, and Dy<sup>3+</sup> ions has been systematically studied in the sodium rare-earth tungstate hosts. Evidence has been obtained for the transfer of excitation energy between all ion pairs of this group. Direct evidence for exchange of energy was established by the method of selective excitation for the Dy<sup>3+</sup> → Tb<sup>3+</sup>, Tb<sup>3+</sup> → Eu<sup>3+</sup>, and Sm<sup>3+</sup> → Eu<sup>3+</sup> ion pairs. Indirect evidence for energy transfer was found by fluorescence enhancement for the Tb<sup>3+</sup> → Sm<sup>3+</sup> ion pair and by lifetime measurements for the Dy<sup>3+</sup> → Sm<sup>3+</sup> and Dy<sup>3+</sup> → Eu<sup>3+</sup> ion pairs. The results are consistent with the “resonant” exchange mechanism as the dominant process responsible for the transfer of energy between these ions.

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  2. W. W. Holloway, Jr., M. Kestigian, and R. Newman, Phys. Rev. Letters 11, 458 (1963).
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  7. The rare-earth energy level designations are taken from G. H. Dieke, Advances in Quantum in Electronics (Columbia University Press, New York 1961), p. 170.

1964 (4)

L. F. Johnson, L. G. Van Uitert, J. J. Rubin, and R. A. Thomas, Phys. Rev. 133, A494 (1964).

J. Murphy, R. C. Ohlman, and R. Mazelsky, Phys. Rev. Letters 13, 135 (1964).

A. David Pearson and S. P. S. Porto, Appl. Phys. Letters 4, 202 (1964).

J. D. Axe and P. F. Weller, J. Chem. Phys. 40, 3066 (1964).

1963 (2)

G. E. Peterson and P. M. Bridenbaugh, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 53, 1129 (1963).

W. W. Holloway, Jr., M. Kestigian, and R. Newman, Phys. Rev. Letters 11, 458 (1963).

Axe, J. D.

J. D. Axe and P. F. Weller, J. Chem. Phys. 40, 3066 (1964).

Bridenbaugh, P. M.

G. E. Peterson and P. M. Bridenbaugh, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 53, 1129 (1963).

Dieke, G. H.

The rare-earth energy level designations are taken from G. H. Dieke, Advances in Quantum in Electronics (Columbia University Press, New York 1961), p. 170.

Holloway, Jr., W. W.

W. W. Holloway, Jr., M. Kestigian, and R. Newman, Phys. Rev. Letters 11, 458 (1963).

Johnson, L. F.

L. F. Johnson, L. G. Van Uitert, J. J. Rubin, and R. A. Thomas, Phys. Rev. 133, A494 (1964).

Kestigian, M.

W. W. Holloway, Jr., M. Kestigian, and R. Newman, Phys. Rev. Letters 11, 458 (1963).

Mazelsky, R.

J. Murphy, R. C. Ohlman, and R. Mazelsky, Phys. Rev. Letters 13, 135 (1964).

Murphy, J.

J. Murphy, R. C. Ohlman, and R. Mazelsky, Phys. Rev. Letters 13, 135 (1964).

Newman, R.

W. W. Holloway, Jr., M. Kestigian, and R. Newman, Phys. Rev. Letters 11, 458 (1963).

Ohlman, R. C.

J. Murphy, R. C. Ohlman, and R. Mazelsky, Phys. Rev. Letters 13, 135 (1964).

Pearson, A. David

A. David Pearson and S. P. S. Porto, Appl. Phys. Letters 4, 202 (1964).

Peterson, G. E.

G. E. Peterson and P. M. Bridenbaugh, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 53, 1129 (1963).

Porto, S. P. S.

A. David Pearson and S. P. S. Porto, Appl. Phys. Letters 4, 202 (1964).

Rubin, J. J.

L. F. Johnson, L. G. Van Uitert, J. J. Rubin, and R. A. Thomas, Phys. Rev. 133, A494 (1964).

Thomas, R. A.

L. F. Johnson, L. G. Van Uitert, J. J. Rubin, and R. A. Thomas, Phys. Rev. 133, A494 (1964).

Van Uitert, L. G.

L. F. Johnson, L. G. Van Uitert, J. J. Rubin, and R. A. Thomas, Phys. Rev. 133, A494 (1964).

Weller, P. F.

J. D. Axe and P. F. Weller, J. Chem. Phys. 40, 3066 (1964).

Other (7)

G. E. Peterson and P. M. Bridenbaugh, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 53, 1129 (1963).

W. W. Holloway, Jr., M. Kestigian, and R. Newman, Phys. Rev. Letters 11, 458 (1963).

L. F. Johnson, L. G. Van Uitert, J. J. Rubin, and R. A. Thomas, Phys. Rev. 133, A494 (1964).

J. Murphy, R. C. Ohlman, and R. Mazelsky, Phys. Rev. Letters 13, 135 (1964).

A. David Pearson and S. P. S. Porto, Appl. Phys. Letters 4, 202 (1964).

J. D. Axe and P. F. Weller, J. Chem. Phys. 40, 3066 (1964).

The rare-earth energy level designations are taken from G. H. Dieke, Advances in Quantum in Electronics (Columbia University Press, New York 1961), p. 170.

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