Electron trapping by self-trapped hole pairs and small rare-earth clusters in Sm-doped CaF2

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  • In this paper we investigate the mechanisms for electron trapping, following photoionization of Sm2+ in γ- and non-γ-irradiated samples of Sm-doped CaF2. Using linear absorption, fluorescence and site-selective coherent anti-Stokes Raman excitation spectroscopy, we show that the electron traps in non-γ-irradiated CaF2 : Sm are small clusters of trivalent Sm ions. In the γ-irradiated samples, we observe the formation of self-trapped holes after photoionization, which provides us with additional evidence for the existence of self-trapped hole pairs in γ-irradiated rare-earth-doped CaF2. © 1998 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.
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  • Beck W; Fedorov VV; Ricard D; Flytzanis C; Basiev TT
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  • 241
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  • 248
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  • 79
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  • 4