The nonmonotonic dose dependence of optically stimulated luminescence in Al 2O 3:C: Analytical and numerical simulation results

R. Chen, V. Pagonis, J. L. Lawless

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Abstract

Nonmonotonic dose dependence of optically stimulated luminescence (OSL) has been reported in a number of materials including Al 2O 3:C which is one of the main dosimetric materials. In a recent work, the nonmonotonic effect has been shown to result, under certain circumstances, from the competition either during excitation or during readout between trapping states or recombination centers. In the present work, we report on a study of the effect in a more concrete framework of two trapping states and two kinds of recombination centers involved in the luminescence processes in Al 2O 3:C. Using sets of trapping parameters, based on available experimental data, previously utilized to explain the nonmonotonic dose dependence of thermoluminescence including nonzero initial occupancies of recombination centers (F + centers), the OSL along with the occupancies of the relevant traps and centers are simulated numerically. The connection between these different resulting quantities is discussed, giving a better insight as to the ranges of the increase and decrease of the integral OSL as a function of dose, as well as the constant equilibrium value occurring at high doses.

Original languageEnglish
Article number033511
JournalJournal of Applied Physics
Volume99
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Feb 2006

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