Optical and EPR spectroscopy of Zn:Cr:ZnSe and Zn:Fe:ZnSe crystals

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  • Optical and EPR characterization of Cr and Fe doped ZnSe crystals annealed in Zn vapor revealed a strong bleaching of the divalent state of transition metal ions. Photo induced EPR kinetics were studied in 20-80 K temperature range. Analysis of time-dependent data reveals Cr1+ signal rise time decreases with increasing temperature. The non-exponential decay of Cr1+ concentration were analyzed using Auger-type recombination process. The photoluminescence quantum yield of Cr2+ ions at 5E(D) → 5T2(D) mid-IR transition excited via chromium ionization process was measured to be close to 100%.
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  • Optical Materials  Journal
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    Author List

  • Fedorov VV; Konak T; Dashdorj J; Zvanut ME; Mirov SB
  • Start Page

  • 262
  • End Page

  • 266
  • Volume

  • 37
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  • C