Active Media for Optical Data Processing

  1. Dr. K. Grassie2,
  2. Prof. Dr. E. Teuckhoff3,
  3. Prof. Dr. G. Wegner4,
  4. Prof. Dr. J. Hausselt5 and
  5. Prof. Dr. H. Hanselka6
  1. G. Vâle and
  2. M. Lubâne

Published Online: 27 APR 2006

DOI: 10.1002/3527607420.ch2

Functional Materials, Volume 13

Functional Materials, Volume 13

How to Cite

Vâle, G. and Lubâne, M. (2000) Active Media for Optical Data Processing, in Functional Materials, Volume 13 (eds K. Grassie, E. Teuckhoff, G. Wegner, J. Hausselt and H. Hanselka), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, FRG. doi: 10.1002/3527607420.ch2

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Philips Forschungslaboratorium, Postfach 500145, 52085 Aachen, Germany

  2. 3

    Siemens AG, Postfach 3240, 91050 Erlangen, Germany

  3. 4

    Max-Planck-Institut für Polymerforschung, Ackermannweg 10, 55128 Mainz, Germany

  4. 5

    Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe, Postfach 3640, 76201 Karlsruhe, Germany

  5. 6

    Institut für Mechanik, Otto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg, Universitätsplatz 2, 39160 Magdeburg, Germany

Author Information

  1. Institute of Solid State Physics, University of Latvia, 8.Kengaraga St., Riga, LV1063, Latvia

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 27 APR 2006
  2. Published Print: 27 JUN 2000

Book Series:

  1. EUROMAT 99

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527302543

Online ISBN: 9783527607426



  • functional materials;
  • doped alkali halide microstructures;
  • photostimulable storage materials;
  • optical chips


Optical absorption and photostimulated luminescence (PSL) have been measured in thin mono- and polycrystalline KBr and KI films doped with Tl and In. The size of grains in microstructures varied from 0.1 to 1.0 µm. Special interest is paid to the unrelaxed processes in microstructures because of their possible application as optical chips. Specifics of the photostimulated luminescence mechanisms in these systems are analysed from the viewpoint of their application in miniaturized optoelectronic and photonic devices.