Thermal lensing in end-pumped Nd:YAG under lasing and non-lasing conditions

M. Pollnau, W.A. Clarkson, D.C. Hanna

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    Abstract

    We show that at high excitation densities typically found under nonlasing conditions, Q-switched operation, or operation as an amplifier, interionic upconversion can have a very significant influence on the population mechanisms of the Nd:YAG laser system, resulting in much stronger thermal lensing.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages100-101
    Number of pages2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - May 1998
    EventConference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO 1998 - San Francisco, United States
    Duration: 3 May 19988 May 1998

    Conference

    ConferenceConference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO 1998
    Abbreviated titleCLEO
    CountryUnited States
    CitySan Francisco
    Period3/05/988/05/98

    Keywords

    • IOMS-APD: Active Photonic Devices
    • Solid lasers
    • Optical pumping
    • Q-switching
    • Population inversion
    • Neodymium
    • Thermal blooming

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