A luminescence-optical spectroscopy study of Rb2KTiOF5 single crystals

V. A. Pustovarov, I. N. Ogorodnikov, A. V. Kozlov, L. I. Isaenko

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Large single crystals of Rb2KTiOF5 (RKTF), grown by slow solidification method, were studied (7–400 K) for various types of optical and radiation effects. The optical absorption spectra, the parameters of the Urbach rule at 293 K (σ = 0.24 and EU = 105 meV), the low-temperature reflection spectra (T = 7 K, E = 3.7–22 eV) were determined. The luminescence spectra (1.2–6.2 eV) and luminescence decay kinetics are studied upon excitation by a nanosecond electron beam (PCL), ultraviolet and vacuum ultraviolet light (PL), or X-rays radiation (XRL). PL excitation spectra under selective photoexcitation by synchrotron radiation (E = 3.7–22 eV, T = 7 K), temperature dependences of the intensity of steady-state XRL in different emission bands, as well as thermoluminescence (7–400 K) are studied. In the visible spectral region, we detected three luminescence bands that were attributed to radiative annihilation of intrinsic excitons (2.25 eV), recombination-type luminescence (2.1 eV) and luminescence of higher TiOF5 complexes (1.9 eV). The exponential component with lifetime of about 19 μs was revealed in the PCL decay kinetics at 2.25 eV. The low-energy onset of the intrinsic host absorption Ec = 3.55 eV was determined on the basis of the experimental data obtained. Spectra of optical constants were calculated by the Kramers-Krönig method, the energy of the onset of the interband transitions Eg = 4.2 eV was determined, and the main peaks of the optical spectra were identified.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)47-56
Number of pages10
JournalOptical Materials
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2018


  • Electronic structure parameters
  • Low-temperature reflection
  • Luminescence spectra
  • Oxyfluoride RbKTiOF
  • Thermoluminescence
  • UV-optical spectroscopy
  • Oxyfluoride Rb2KTiOF5
  • CAWO4


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