This contribution deals with light absorption and temperature-change-induced optical damage due to the pyroelectric effect in undoped and magnesium-doped lithium niobate crystals. This effect is different from the photorefractive optical damage.
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J. R. Schwesyg, M. M. Fejer, M. Falk, C. Langrock, R. K. Route, C. R. Phillips, M. C. C. Kajiyama, D. H. Jundt, and K. Buse, "Light Absorption and Pyroelectrically Induced Optical Damage in Nominally Undoped and Magnesium-Doped Lithium Niobate Crystals," in Frontiers in Optics 2009/Laser Science XXV/Fall 2009 OSA Optics & Photonics Technical Digest, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2009), paper AWC2.
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