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Seminar Announcement: Iustyna Vasilchenko

posted Oct 10, 2013, 2:53 AM by Stefano Varas   [ updated Oct 10, 2013, 3:00 AM ]

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”

Iustyna Vasilchenko
PhD Student
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 Designs”. 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

Stefano Varas,
Oct 10, 2013, 2:53 AM