Ambiguities in the analysis of non-radiative energy transfer data in solid-state laser materials Academic Article uri icon


  • Abstract We apply a recently developed model for non-radiative energy transfer in correlated systems to recently published data on energy transfer in garnets. We show that even in well- studied materials in which the analysis of the data appears straightforward, subtle deviations from theory and difficulty in quantitatively evaluating interaction parameters may be due to a non-random distribution of donors and acceptors in the crystal.

publication date

  • January 1, 1989