Wednesday, 09 October 2013, 10:00 a.m.
Sala Grande Palazzina C via alla Cascata 56/C
What bring at home from the Krutyn Summer School 2014 “Optical Lanthanide Materials: New Horizons by Tailored Designs”
School of Physics Trento University and IFN-CNR CSMFO Lab.
The seminar reviews the attended lectures at the 14th International Krutyn
Summer School “Optical Lanthanide Materials: New Horizons by Tailored
Rare-earth elements are of interest in several high-tech and environmental
application areas, the two major ones concerning magnetic and optical
devices. In the latter field, one can exploit the unique photoluminescence
properties of rare-earth (RE) ions to develop novel or advanced systems from
biomedical application to photonic devices. Initially a brief summary on the
fundamentals of the RE ions will be discussed, considering the basic concepts
involved in luminescence phenomena. We will take a closer look at a number
of excitation mechanisms which are involved in generating luminescence and
processes which lead to luminescence. Then we will also give an overview of
some of the most popular devices that rely on luminescent materials, such as
amplifiers and lasers.
Keywords: Lanthanides luminescent materials