Mechanisms of refractive index changes in intensively pumped Yb-doped crystals (Yb:YAG and Yb:KYW) were studied using both a polarization interferometer and the transient grating method. The electronic component strongly predominated over thermal index changes.
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O. L. Antipov, D. V. Bredikhin, O. N. Eremeykin, A. P. Savikin, E. V. Ivakin, A. V. Sukhadolau, and N. V. Kuleshov, "Mechanisms of Refractive Index Changes in Intensively Pumped Yb-Doped Laser Crystals," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2005), paper CTuZ2.
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