Chapter 5. Optically Active Centers

  1. J. García Solé,
  2. L.E. Bausá and
  3. D. Jaque

Published Online: 22 AUG 2005

DOI: 10.1002/0470016043.ch5

An Introduction to the Optical Spectroscopy of Inorganic Solids

An Introduction to the Optical Spectroscopy of Inorganic Solids

How to Cite

Solé, J. G., Bausá, L.E. and Jaque, D. (2005) Optically Active Centers, in An Introduction to the Optical Spectroscopy of Inorganic Solids, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/0470016043.ch5

Author Information

  1. Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Madrid, Spain

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 22 AUG 2005
  2. Published Print: 18 FEB 2005

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470868850

Online ISBN: 9780470016046

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Keywords:

  • optically active center;
  • crystalline field;
  • molecular orbital theory;
  • charge transfer transitions;
  • electric dipole transitions;
  • luminescence concentration quenching;
  • energy transfer;
  • ion-lattice coupling;
  • Frank Condon principle

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Static Interaction

  • Band Intensities

  • Dynamic Interaction: The Configurational Coordinate Diagram

  • Band Shape: The Huang–Rhys Coupling Parameter

  • Nonradiative Transitions

  • Advanced Topic: The Determination of Quantum Efficiencies

  • Exercises

  • References and Further Reading