A comparative analysis of the spectral characteristics of self-trapped excitons (STE) and F2 centers in the states with the same spin multiplicity is carried out. Based on the analysis, a criterion for the separation of the triplet-triplet (T-T) absorptive transitions in the electronic and hole components of the STE in any alkali halide crystal is proposed. It is concluded that inhomogeneities in the form of a homological cation or anion impurity in the nearest coordination shells of the spatial position of the STE, rather than hole, affect the spectral position of the T-T transitions in the electron component of the STE.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Condensed Matter Physics