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

P.J. Hardman, Markus Pollnau, W.A. Clarkson, D.C. Hanna

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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.
    Original languageUndefined
    Pages151
    Number of pages1
    Publication statusPublished - Sep 1998
    EventConference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe, CLEO/Europe-EQEC 1998 - Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre, Glasgow (Scotland), United Kingdom
    Duration: 14 Sep 199818 Sep 1998

    Conference

    ConferenceConference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe, CLEO/Europe-EQEC 1998
    Abbreviated titleCLEO/Europe-EQEC
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    CityGlasgow (Scotland)
    Period14/09/9818/09/98

    Keywords

    • IOMS-APD: Active Photonic Devices
    • EWI-17948
    • IR-71654

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    Hardman, P. J., Pollnau, M., Clarkson, W. A., & Hanna, D. C. (1998). The influence of energy-transfer upconversion on thermal lensing in end-pumped Nd:YLF and Nd:YAG lasers. 151. Paper presented at Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe, CLEO/Europe-EQEC 1998, Glasgow (Scotland), United Kingdom.