The influence of energy-transfer upconversion on thermal lensing in end-pumped Nd:YLF and Nd:YAG lasers


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Hardman, P.J. and Pollnau, M. and Clarkson, W.A. and Hanna, D.C. (1998) The influence of energy-transfer upconversion on thermal lensing in end-pumped Nd:YLF and Nd:YAG lasers. In: Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe, CLEO/Europe, 14-18 September 1998, Glasgow, UK (pp. p. 151).

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Abstract:A large increase in thermal lens power in Nd:YLF (factor ~6) and Nd:YAG (factor ~2), caused by upconversion, has been experimentally measured and theoretically calculated under conditions of high excitation density (typical of Q-switched lasers) when compared to CW lasing conditions.
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