Sm:YAG optical pressure sensor to 180 GPa:Calibration and structural disorder

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  • We report ultrahigh pressure calibration and fluorescence intensity measurements of Sm:YAG to 180 GPa in a diamond anvil cell at room temperature. Several fluorescence emission bands excited by argon ion laser were followed with increasing pressure and it was observed that Y4 band was the most intense in the pressure regime of 100-180 GPa. The Y4 band is calibrated against the R band of ruby to 180 GPa. Irreversible changes in the line intensities above 100 GPa were observed in Sm:YAG and quenched to ambient pressure. Linewidths of the fluorescence bands of the quenched phase indicate structural disorder. In contrast to ruby pressure sensor, the Y4 emission band of Sm:YAG is easily detectable at ultrahigh pressures.
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  • Liu J; Vohra YK
  • Start Page

  • 3386
  • End Page

  • 3388
  • Volume

  • 64
  • Issue

  • 25