The Z-scan and Thermal Lens techniques have been used to obtain the Auger upconversion parameter in Nd3+-doped materials. A comparison between these methods is done, showing that they are independent and provide similar results.
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C. Jacinto, D. N. Messias, and T. Catunda, "Determination of Auger Upconversion Parameter by Thermal Lens and Z-Scan Techniques: A Comparison," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2006), paper JThC36.
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