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.
|Number of pages||1|
|Publication status||Published - Sep 1998|
|Event||Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe, CLEO/Europe-EQEC 1998 - Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre, Glasgow (Scotland), United Kingdom|
Duration: 14 Sep 1998 → 18 Sep 1998
|Conference||Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe, CLEO/Europe-EQEC 1998|
|Period||14/09/98 → 18/09/98|
- IOMS-APD: Active Photonic Devices
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.