The nonlinear refractive indices of novel Yb-doped, borate laser crystal hosts (GdCOB, YCOB, BOYS) were characterized. The results indicate that these laser crystals are promising candidates for diode-pumped Kerr-lens mode-locked operation.
© 2004 Optical Society of America
(140.0140) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers and laser optics
(140.3380) Lasers and laser optics : Laser materials
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(190.4720) Nonlinear optics : Optical nonlinearities of condensed matter
A. A. Major, J. S. Aitchison, P. W. E. Smith, F. P. h. j. Druon, P. Georges, B. Viana, and G. Aka, "Z-scan measurements of the nonlinear refractive indices of novel Yb-doped laser crystal hosts," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/International Quantum Electronics Conference and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2004), paper CFL2.
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