Measurements of heat generated in Nd:YVO4 following pumping at 880nm is reported. Two different mechanisms govern the heat creation while lasing and during the fluorescence stage - reabsorption of the lasing photon and cross-relaxation, respectively.
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R. Lavi and S. Goldring, " Heat Generation Following Direct Pumping of Nd:YVO4 with and in the Absence of Stimulated Emission," in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, Technical Digest (Optical Society of America, 2006), paper WB6.
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