Absorption and luminescence spectra of KHo(WO4)2 and KEr(WO4)2 single crystals

M. T. Borowiec, A. Watterich, T. Zayarnyuk, V. P. D'yakonov, A. Majchrowski, J. Zmija, M. Barański, H. Szymczak

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The optical absorption and luminescence properties of potassium-holmium and potassium-erbium double tungstates have been studied. It is established that the potassium-holmium double tungstate belongs to a group of biaxial and pleochromic crystals. The emission and excitation spectra of the KHo(WO 4)2 and KEr(WO4)2 single crystals were measured at room temperature.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)888-892
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Applied Spectroscopy
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1 2004


  • Absorption
  • Cooperative Jahn-Teller effect
  • Double tungstates
  • Luminescence
  • Pleochroism
  • Structural phase transition

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Spectroscopy

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    Borowiec, M. T., Watterich, A., Zayarnyuk, T., D'yakonov, V. P., Majchrowski, A., Zmija, J., Barański, M., & Szymczak, H. (2004). Absorption and luminescence spectra of KHo(WO4)2 and KEr(WO4)2 single crystals. Journal of Applied Spectroscopy, 71(6), 888-892. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10812-005-0017-5