A New interpretation of intrinsic optical bistability observed in Yb3+-doped bromide materials

Antonino Messina, Anna Napoli, Francesco Ciccarello, Francesco Ciccarello, Lüthi

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Abstract

We present a mechanism able to show intrinsic bistable behavior involving single Yb3þ ions embedded into bromidelattices, in which intrinsic optical bistability (IOB) has been observed. The mechanism is based on the experimentallyfound coupling between the Yb3þ ion and the totally symmetric local mode of vibration of the [YbBr6]3 coordinationunit. The model reproduces the IOB observed in CsCdBr3:1% Yb3þ and allows to understand the experimentally foundpresence of the phenomenon in the other bromides, but its absence in Cs3Lu2Cl9:Yb3þ
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)163-167
Number of pages5
JournalChemical Physics Letters
Volume381
Publication statusPublished - 2003

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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