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Role of diffusing molecular hydrogen on relaxation processes in Ge-doped glass

  • Autori: Medjahdi, K.; Boukenter, A.; Ouerdane, Y.; Messina, F.; Cannas, M.
  • Anno di pubblicazione: 2007
  • Tipologia: Articolo in rivista (Articolo in rivista)
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Temperature dependencies of steady-state and time-resolved photoluminescence (PL) from triplet state at 3.1 eV and singlet state at 4.2 eV ascribed to the twofold-coordinated Ge have been measured in unloaded and H2-loaded Ge-doped silica samples under 5.0 eV excitation in the 10–310 K range. Experimental evidences indicate that diffusing molecular hydrogen (H2) depopulates by a collisional mechanism the triplet state, decreasing both its lifetime of about 14% and the associated triplet PL intensity, whereas those of the singlet are insensitive to the presence of H2.