Accession Number:

ADD018384

Title:

Method and Apparatus for Producing High Brightness MID-IR Fluorescence from Phosphor Materials.

Descriptive Note:

Patent Application, Filed 29 Jan 97,

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Report Date:

1997-01-29

Pagination or Media Count:

22.0

Abstract:

A phosphor is made of a low phonon energy host material and a small amount of either a rare earth or a compound of a rare earth. When the phosphor is activated by a light source which functions as an optical pump the phosphor emits light of highly enhanced brightness in the mid-IR range. Examples of host materials are heavy tri-halide crystals and chalcogenide glasses.

Subject Categories:

  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Infrared Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE