Ions shine on - uses of rare earth ions


Hewak, D.W., Leonard, V.M. and Murugan, G.S. (2012) Ions shine on - uses of rare earth ions. Materials World, 20, (1), 27-29.

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Since the invention of the laser, an important and growing application of rare earth ions has been an active medium for light generation. Most rare earth ions provide fluorescence; when excited with a light source they emit at characteristic wavelengths according to their electronic energy levels and the properties of the host material. Among the fifteen rare earth elements, there are hundreds of possible emission bands from UV wavelengths to infrared.

Item Type: Article
ISSNs: 0967-8638 (print)
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Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Physical Sciences and Engineering > Optoelectronics Research Centre
ePrint ID: 334096
Date Deposited: 06 Mar 2012 14:52
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 20:19
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/334096

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