Upconversion and near infrared spectroscopy of erbium doped calcium sulfide

by Steven Patrick Compton

Institution: University of Georgia
Department: Physics
Degree: PhD
Year: 2009
Keywords: Calcium Sulfide
Record ID: 1854362
Full text PDF: http://purl.galileo.usg.edu/uga_etd/compton_steven_p_200912_phd


This dissertation details the fabrication process and spectroscopic characterization of erbium doped calcium sulfide as a tool for medical research and treatment. The use of this material in the medical field as a consequence of its upconversion properties is reviewed, and a critical review of its advantages and limitations is given.