Anomalous photoacoustic effect from pulsed excitation of Eu3+ ions

S. M. Park, P. J. Chong, T. H. Yoon, H. Moon, J. G. Choi

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When Eu3+ ions in aqueous solution are excited from 7F1 state to 5D0 state with a pulsed dye laser, the population of Eu3+ ions in the 7F1 state decreases temporarily due to the slow decay of the 5D0 state. The magnitude of transient photoacoustic signal from absorption of light by water and Eu3+ ions was found to decrease when the dye laser wavelength was tuned to the transition. This anomalous photoacoustic effect is attributed to the fast thermal equilibrium between 'cold' Eu3+ ions and ambient water molecules.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)C7-421-424
JournalJournal De Physique. IV : JP
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 1994
EventProceedings of the 8th International Topical Meeting on Photoacoustic and Photothermal Phenomena - Guadeloupe, Fr
Duration: 1994 Jan 221994 Jan 25

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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