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

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Keywords

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

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Pollnau, M., Clarkson, W. A., & Hanna, D. C. (1998). Thermal lensing in end-pumped Nd:YAG under lasing and non-lasing conditions. 100-101. Paper presented at Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO 1998, San Francisco, United States. https://doi.org/10.1109/CLEO.1998.675920
Pollnau, M. ; Clarkson, W.A. ; Hanna, D.C. / Thermal lensing in end-pumped Nd:YAG under lasing and non-lasing conditions. Paper presented at Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO 1998, San Francisco, United States.2 p.
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Pollnau, M, Clarkson, WA & Hanna, DC 1998, 'Thermal lensing in end-pumped Nd:YAG under lasing and non-lasing conditions' Paper presented at Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO 1998, San Francisco, United States, 3/05/98 - 8/05/98, pp. 100-101. https://doi.org/10.1109/CLEO.1998.675920

Thermal lensing in end-pumped Nd:YAG under lasing and non-lasing conditions. / Pollnau, M.; Clarkson, W.A.; Hanna, D.C.

1998. 100-101 Paper presented at Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO 1998, San Francisco, United States.

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Pollnau M, Clarkson WA, Hanna DC. Thermal lensing in end-pumped Nd:YAG under lasing and non-lasing conditions. 1998. Paper presented at Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO 1998, San Francisco, United States. https://doi.org/10.1109/CLEO.1998.675920