Influence of laser action on thermal loading in diode-pumped Nd: YVO4.

JL Blows*, JM Dawes, H Pask, T Omatsu, Masayuki Shimosegawa, Mitsuhiro Tateda

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Abstract

We present quantitative interferometric measurements of thermal lensing in diode-pumped Nd:YVO4 crystals with and without laser action. When laser action was inhibited the thermal loading was increased significantly. The fraction of absorbed power deposited as heat was found to be strongly dependent on upper laser-level loss mechanisms (ie. non-radiative decay, concentration-dependant quenching and Auger recombination).

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvanced solid-state lasers
EditorsMM Fejer, H Injeyan, U Keller
PublisherOptical Society of America (OSA)
Pages279-285
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)1557525838
Publication statusPublished - 1999
EventTopical Meeting on Advanced Solid-State Lasers - SEATTLE, Canada
Duration: 28 Jan 200131 Jan 2001

Publication series

NameOSA TRENDS IN OPTICS AND PHOTONICS
PublisherOPTICAL SOC AMERICA
Volume26
ISSN (Print)1094-5695

Conference

ConferenceTopical Meeting on Advanced Solid-State Lasers
CountryCanada
CitySEATTLE
Period28/01/0131/01/01

Keywords

  • EXCITED-STATE-ABSORPTION
  • TRANSFER UP-CONVERSION
  • ND-YAG
  • HEAT-GENERATION
  • CRYSTALS
  • YLF
  • NEODYMIUM
  • DENSITIES

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