We present the first observation of 4.4 eV photoluminescence (PL) decay in an oxygen-deficient-type silica excited with ultraviolet and vacuum ultraviolet photons from synchrotron radiation. The lifetime of the 4.4 eV PL is 4.2, 4.3, and 2.1 ns for the 5.0, 6.9, and 7.6 eV excitations, respectively, indicating the presence of multiple decay channels. This can be explained by an energy diagram involving the interconversion between two states of the oxygen-deficient-type defect.
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