Title

Two-level systems and excited-state transitions in fluorite mixed crystals and silica glass

Abstract

Low-temperature far-infrared absorption measurements have been made on a number of alkaline earth:lanthanum fluoride mixed crystals with the fluorite structure. In the mm wave region a continuous distribution of two-level glassy states is identified as being very similar to that previously found for glasses. At shorter wavelengths a characteristic temperature dependence associated with excited state transitions is observed in these mixed crystals. When silica glass is examined with the same precision, similar excited state transitions are found.

Publisher

American Physical Society

Publication Date

12-5-1994

Publication Title

Physical Review Letters

Department

Physics and Astronomy

Document Type

Article

DOI

10.1103/PhysRevLett.73.3105

Language

English

Format

text

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