KMgF3, BaLiF3 and LiCaAlF6 (LICAF) single crystals were grown by the Czochralski method under CF4 atmosphere. X-ray irradiation was used to carry out a comparative study of induced optical absorption phenomena and colour centre creation in the vacuum-ultra-violet (VUV), ultra-violet and visible spectral regions. In the case of LiCAF, the X-ray induced absorption peak at 262 nm can be ascribed to F centre. The integral of the induced absorption spectra is significantly lower in LiCAF with respect to the other studied materials; moreover, LiCAF shows stable VUV transmission characteristics and the most resistant surface toward what is regarded as the damage due to reaction with air atmosphere.
|ジャーナル||Japanese Journal of Applied Physics, Part 1: Regular Papers and Short Notes and Review Papers|
|出版ステータス||Published - 2002 4|
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