Excited-state dynamics of Yb2+ in LiCaAlF6 single crystal

A. Bensalah, M. Nikl, E. Mihokova, N. Solovieva, A. Vedda, H. Sato, T. Fukuda, G. Boulon

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Single crystals of Yb2+-doped LiCaAlF6 were grown by the Czochralski technique under CF4 atmosphere. Photoluminescence, thermally stimulated luminescence and decay kinetics of Yb2+ centre in the LiCaAlF6 host were measured in the 4-300 K temperature interval. Phenomenological two excited-state-level model is introduced to obtain quantitative characteristics of the excited state dynamics of Yb2+. The role of Yb2+ centre in trapping processes is discussed. Moreover, defect centres related to LiCaAlF6 host were found.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)545-548
Number of pages4
JournalRadiation Measurements
Issue number4-6
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Aug


  • Decay kinetics
  • LiCaAlF
  • Photoluminescence
  • Thermoluminescence
  • Yb

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiation
  • Instrumentation


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