A facility for the measurement of infrared photoluminescence (IRPL) has been developed for the Risø TL/OSL reader. The new IRPL measurement system uses an external laser light source at 1.49 eV (830 nm) and two photomultiplier tubes (PMT) for detecting emissions at ∼1.41 eV (880 nm) and ∼1.3 eV (955 nm) and an EMCCD. Pulsed IRPL measurement ensures a low background count rate by allowing the rejection of breakthrough from excitation light. We present the results of integrated IRPL measurements on both multiple- and single-grain aliquots, and finally demonstrate the potential of imaging natural K-feldspar samples and a granite rock slice.
- Infrared photoluminescence (IRPL)
- Optical dating
- Single grain