1 July 1991 Detecting dilution-narrowed systems
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Proceedings Volume 1435, Optical Methods for Ultrasensitive Detection and Analysis: Techniques and Applications; (1991) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.44248
Event: Optics, Electro-Optics, and Laser Applications in Science and Engineering, 1991, Los Angeles, CA, United States
Abstract
We present a new method for isolating optically active rare earth ions embedded in a crystalline or amorphous host. The technique relies upon the enhanced site selection created by an inhomogeneously broadened line in a sufficiently dilute system. Specific spatial and frequency requirements necessary for experimental observation of such systems are discussed. Preliminary data is presented demonstrating the technique. With additional experimental measures, detecting a single rare earth ion appears feasible.
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Steven M. Jaffe, William M. Yen, "Detecting dilution-narrowed systems", Proc. SPIE 1435, Optical Methods for Ultrasensitive Detection and Analysis: Techniques and Applications, (1 July 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.44248; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.44248
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