Abstract of Publication No. 446
G. Mackay Salley, Oliver S. Wenger, Karl W. Krämer and Hans U. Güdel
Major advances have recently been made concerning the optical properties of
solid-state materials. Four notable areas of research are: upconversion and
downconversion luminescence, new high-efficiency scintillator materials, and
photonic band gap materials or photonic crystals. Each of these research fields
has contributed greatly to our basic understanding of solid-state optical
materials as well as contributing to applied research.