Journal article

Field-swept pulsed electron paramagnetic resonance of Cr3 -doped ZBLAN fluoride glass

SC Drew, JR Pilbrow, PJ Newman, DR MacFarlane

JOURNAL OF PHYSICS D-APPLIED PHYSICS | IOP PUBLISHING LTD | Published : 2001

Abstract

Field-swept pulsed electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) spectra of a ZBLAN fluoride glass doped with a low concentration of Cr3+ are obtained using echo-detected EPR and hole-burning free induction decay detection. We review the utility of the pulsed EPR technique in generating field-swept EPR spectra, as well as some of the distorting effects that are peculiar to the pulsed detection method. The application of this technique to Cr3+-doped ZBLAN reveals that much of the broad resonance extending from geff = 5.1 to geff = 1.97, characteristic of X-band continuous wave EPR of Cr3+ in glasses, is absent. We attribute this largely to the variation in nutation frequencies across the spectrum tha..

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