Luminescence of ion-irradiated α-quartz

  title={Luminescence of ion-irradiated $\alpha$-quartz},
  author={Klaus Peter Lieb and Juhani Keinonen},
  journal={Contemporary Physics},
  pages={305 - 331}
Optical functionality of materials used in devices is the basis of modern photonics. It depends on selected photoactive impurities or low-dimensional structures, which can be tailored by ion implantation. The present survey covers cathode-luminescence spectroscopy performed after Ge, Ba, Na, Rb and Cs ion implantation in α-quartz, in connection with dynamic, laser-induced and chemical epitaxy of the surface layers amorphized during the ion irradiation. The correlations, which emerged for… 

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