Luminescence properties of Nd3+ doped LiLuF4 single crystals with different dopant concentrations

Akihiro Yamaji, Yutaka Fujimoto, Takayuki Yanagida, Noriaki Kawaguchi, Kentaro Fukuda, Yuui Yokota, Akira Yoshikawa

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Nd-doped LuLiF4 single crystalline scintillators with different Nd concentrations of 1%, 2%, 3%, and 4% were grown by the micro-pulling-down (μ-PD) method and that of Nd 1% were grown by the Czochralski method. There are some absorption bands due to Nd3+ 4f-4f transitions in the spectra and these lines correspond to the transitions from the ground state 4I9/2 to the excited states. In photo- and radio-luminescence spectra, Nd3+ 4f-4f transition peaks were observed. The photoluminescence decay time for 4D3/24I13/2 transition showed approximately 0.75 μs and slow component. The highest light yield was estimated to be 700 photon/MeV for LuLiF4:Nd2% crystal grown by the μ-PD method.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1890-1892
Number of pages3
JournalOptical Materials
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Sep


  • Fulorides
  • Scintillator
  • Single crystal

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Computer Science(all)
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Spectroscopy
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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