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  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 51, Iss. 28 — Oct. 1, 2012
  • pp: 6745–6752

Using a fuzzy system in the study of the luminescence and potency of neodymium ions

Daniela P. L. Ferreira, Rosana Motta Jafelice, and Elias O. Serqueira  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 51, Issue 28, pp. 6745-6752 (2012)

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The processes of energy transfer and diffusion of photons emitted by Nd 3 + ions embedded into a glass sample were investigated. The luminescence resolved in space allowed the observation of the photons’ spatial distribution. In this paper, we propose a fuzzy mathematical model that permits carrying out calculations based on the neighborhood luminescence intensity of the excitation spot laser. This proposed model differs from other well-known ones in the literature because it shows clearly the luminescence intensity profile on the sample surface.

© 2012 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(000.3860) General : Mathematical methods in physics
(000.4430) General : Numerical approximation and analysis

ToC Category:
Physical Optics

Original Manuscript: March 29, 2012
Revised Manuscript: June 15, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: June 15, 2012
Published: September 25, 2012

Daniela P. L. Ferreira, Rosana Motta Jafelice, and Elias O. Serqueira, "Using a fuzzy system in the study of the luminescence and potency of neodymium ions," Appl. Opt. 51, 6745-6752 (2012)

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