Optically stimulated luminescence from quartz measured using the linear modulation technique

Bulur, Enver
Murray, A.S.
The optically stimulated luminescence (OSL) from heated natural quartz has been investigated using the linear modulation technique (LMT), in which the excitation light intensity is increased linearly during stimulation. In contrast to conventional stimulation, which usually produces a monotonically decreasing signal, linearly increasing the stimulation power gives peaks in the signal as a function of time. In cases where the OSL signal contains more than one component, the linear increase in power of the stimulation light may result in a curve containing overlapping peaks, where the most easily stimulated component occurs at a shorter time. This allows the separation of the overlapping OSL components, which are assumed to originate from different traps. The LM-OSL curve from quartz shows an initial peak Followed by a broad one. Deconvolution using curve fitting has shown that the composite OSL curve from quartz can be approximated well by using a linear combination of first-order peaks. In addition to the three known components, i.e. fast, medium and slow components from continuous-wave-OSL studies, an additional slow component is also identified for the first time. The dose responses and thermal stabilities of the various components are also studied. (C) 2000 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.
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Bulur, Enver (1999-01-01)
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Simple transformation for converting CW-OSL curves to LM-OSL curves
Bulur, Enver (2000-01-01)
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E. Bulur and A. S. Murray, “Optically stimulated luminescence from quartz measured using the linear modulation technique,” Radiation Measurements, pp. 407–411, 2000, Accessed: 00, 2020. [Online]. Available: https://hdl.handle.net/11511/48837.