Anatolijs Truhins

Professor, Dr.habil.phys. Anatolijs Truhins

Position: Leading Researcher


  • Physics of Disordered States (Optical Glasses) in Comparison with Ordered States (Optical Crystals)
  • Luminescence of Optical Materials Excited with Vacuum Ultraviolet Light
  • Photoconductivity of Insulating Materials


  • Young Researcher (1966 – 1969), Scientific Researcher (1972 – 1976), Head of the Division (1976 – 1978), Laboratory of Semiconductor Physics Problems, Latvian University
  • Head of Laboratory of Solid State Optics, Institute of Solid State Physics, University of Latvia. 1978 –
  • Professor, University of Latvia, 1991



  • A.R.Silins, A.N.Trukhin. Point Defects and Elementary Excitations in Crystalline and Glassy SiO2Riga: Zinatne, 1985, 244 p. (in Russian)
  • Truhins A. Study of exciton in SiO2. Luminescent centers as exciton detector. – Phys. Stat. Sol (b), 1980, v.98, pp.541-550.
  • Evrard R., Truhins A. Photoelectric properties and the energy gap in SiO2. – Phys.Rev., 1982, v.25,,Nr.6, pp.4102-4105.
  • Truhins A. Localized states of silicon dioxide, sodium and lead silicate glasses. – Non-Crys. Solids, 1990, v.123, pp.250-257.
  • Truhins A. Excitons in SiO2: a review. – Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids, 1992, v.149, pp.32-45.
  • Truhins A., Skuja L., Boganovs A., Rudenko V. The correlation of the 7.6 eV optical absorption band in pure fused silicon dioxide with twofold-coordinated silicon. – Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids, 1992, v.149, pp.96-101.
  • Truhins A. Luminescence of a self-trapped exciton in GeO2 crystal. – Solid State Communications, 1993, v.85, N5, pp.723-728.
  • Truhins A. Self-trapped exciton luminescence in a -quartz. – Journal Nucl. Instr. Method in Phys.Res., 1994, B91, pp.334-337.
  • Truhins A. Evidences of the self-trapped excitons in GaPO4 and AlPO4 crystals. – Solid State Communications, 1994, v.88, No10, pp.795-801.
  • Trukhin A.N. Localized states in wide gap glasses. Comparison with relevant crystals. – Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids, 1995, v189, pp.1-15.
  • Trukhin A.N., Localized states in germanate glasses. Study of luminescence. – Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids, 1995, v.189, pp.291-296.
  • M.Goldberg, Trukhin A.N. H.-J.Fitting. Dose effects of cathodoluminescence in SiO2 layers on Si. – Material Science & Engineering, 1996, B42, pp.293-296.
  • Trukhin A.N. Localized states luminescence in wide gap oxide glasses. A fast luminescence. – SPIE. Optical Inorganic Dielectric Materials and Devices, 1997, v.2967, pp.10-17.
  • A.N. Trukhin, M.Goldberg, J.Jansons, H.-J. Fitting, I.A.Tale, Silicon dioxide thin film luminescence in comparison with bulk silica. – Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids, 1998, v.223, pp.114-122.
  • BH.-J.FittingA.von Czarnowski, A.N. Trukhin, M.Goldberg aand T.Barfels. Modification of electronical and optical properties in SiO2 films by electron beam irradiation. – Solid State Phenomena, 1998, v.63-64 pp.333-340.
  • A.N. Trukhin, H.-J. Fitting, T. Barfels, A. von Czarnowski. cathodoluminescence and IR absorption of oxygen deficient silica – influence of hydrogen treatment. – Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids, 1999, v.260, pp 132-140.
  • A.N. Trukhin, H.-J. Fitting. Investigation of optical and radiation properties of oxygen deficient silica glasses. – Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids, 1999, v.248, pp.49-64.
  • A.N. Trukhin, H.-J. Fitting, T. Barfels, A. von Czarnowski. cathodoluminescence and IR absorption of oxygen deficient silica – influence of hydrogen treatment. – Radiation Effects and Defects in Solids, 1999, v.149, pp.61-68.
  • A.Trukhin, B.Poumellec, J. Garapon. luminescence decay kinetics of Ge related center in silica. – Radiation Effects and Defects in Solids, 1999, v.149, pp. 89-95.
  • A.N.Trukhin and H.-J.Fitting, T.Barfels, A.Veispals. defect Luminescence Study in Tetragonal GeO2 Crystals, (Eds.G.Borstel, D.Millers, A.Kruminš) Defects and Surface-Induced Effects in Advanced Perovskites. (2000) Kluwer Academic Publishers: Dordrecht, Boston, London, pp.379-386.
  • H.-J.Fitting, T.Barfels, A. von Czarnowski, A.N.Trukhin. Electron beam induced optical and electrical properties of SiO2. – Materials Science and Engineering, 2000,B71, pp.109-114.
  • A.N.Trukhin. Excitons, localized states in silicon dioxide and related crystals and glasses. – In: International School of Solid State Physics, 17th course, NATO Science Series. II Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry (Ed D.Griscom, G.Pacchioni, L.Skuja), 2000, v.2, pp.235-283 .
  • H.-J. Fitting, T.Barfels, A.N. Trukhin, B.Schmidt. Cathodoluminescence of crystalline and amorphous SiO2 and GeO2 – Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids, 2001, v.279, pp.51-59.
  • H.-J. Fitting, T.Barfels, A.N. Trukhin, B.Schmidt, A.Gulans, A.von Czarnowski. Cathodoluminescence of Ge+, Si+, and O+ -implanted SiO2 layers and the role of mobile oxygen in defect transformation. – Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids, 2002, v.303, pp.218 – 231.
  • J.Garapon, B.Poumellec, S. Vacher, A.Trukhin. Observation of a new photoluminescence band at 320 nm under 270 nm excitation in Ge-doped silica glass. – Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids, 2002, vol. 311, pp.83-88
  • H.-J. Fitting, A.N. Trukhin, T.Barfels, B.Schmidt, A. von Czarnowski. Radiation induced defects in SiO2. – Radiation Effects and Defects in Solids, 2002, v.157, pp.575-581.
  • A.N.Truhins, B. Poumellec. Photosensitivity of silica glass with germanium studied by photo induced of thermally stimulated luminescence with vacuum ultraviolet radiation. – Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids, 2003, reference: 324/1-2, pp.21-28
  • A.N.Truhins, J.L.Jansons, T. I.Dyuzheva , L. M.Lityagina , N A.Bendeliani. luminescence of different modifications crystalline silicon dioxide. stishovite and coesite. – Solid State Communications, 2003, v.127, pp. 415-418
  • A.N.Truhins, M.Kink, J.Maksimov, R.Kink. Self-trapped exciton luminescence in crystalline alpha-quartz under two-photon laser excitation. – Solid State Communications, 2003, v.127, pp. 655-659,
  • N. Trukhin, J. Jansons, H. -J. Fitting, T. Barfels ,B. Schmidt. Cathodoluminescence decay kinetics in Ge+, Si+, O+ implanted SiO2 layers. – Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids, 2003, v.331, pp.91-99.
  • A.Trukhin, B.Poumellec, J.Garapon. Study of the germanium luminescence in silica: from non-controlled impurity to germano-silicate core of telecommunication fiber preforms. – Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids, 2003, v.332, Issues 1-3, pp.153-165.
  • N. Trukhin, J. Jansons, T. A. Ermolenko, I. I.Cheremisin. Luminescence of fluorine doped silica glass. – Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids, 2003, v.332, pp.219-228.
  • Trukhin, B.Poumellec. Energy transport in silica to oxygen-deficient luminescence centers. Comparison with other luminescence centers in silica and alpha-quartz. – Solid State Communications, 2004, v.129, pp.285-289.