Experimental and theoretical studies of energy transfer in F-centerOH-(OD-) defect pairs in KCl

G. Halama, Kong-Thon Tsen, S. H. Lin, F. Lüty, J. B. Page

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Anti-Stokes Raman spectroscopy has been employed to investigate energy-transfer processes in F-centerOH-(OD-) -defect pairs in KCl. The experimental results demonstrate that at least a good part of the electronic excitation energy becomes transferred to the vibrational states of neighboring OH- or OD- ions. In contrast to the F-centerCN - defect pairs in CsCl, only the lower (n2) vibrational energy levels of OH- or OD- are populated and detected. A model which considers the E-V transfer through dipole-dipole interactions is proposed to account for the observed experimental results.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)13457-13464
Number of pages8
JournalPhysical Review B
Issue number18
StatePublished - Jan 1 1989


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  • Condensed Matter Physics

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