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APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Vol. 37, Iss. 21 — Jul. 20, 1998
  • pp: 4933–4935

Refractive-Index Measurements of Undoped Yttrium Aluminum Garnet from 0.4 to 5.0 μm

David E. Zelmon, David L. Small, and Ralph Page  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 37, Issue 21, pp. 4933-4935 (1998)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.37.004933


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Abstract

We report measurements of the refractive index of undoped yttrium aluminum garnet from 0.4 to 5.0 μm and the calculation of Sellmeier coefficients based on our data. The data differ considerably from previously published reports. The effect of the new data on the design of optical devices such as intracavity etalons for lasers is discussed.

© 1998 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(140.3380) Lasers and laser optics : Laser materials
(140.3600) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, tunable
(160.0160) Materials : Materials
(160.4670) Materials : Optical materials
(160.4760) Materials : Optical properties

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David E. Zelmon, David L. Small, and Ralph Page, "Refractive-Index Measurements of Undoped Yttrium Aluminum Garnet from 0.4 to 5.0 μm," Appl. Opt. 37, 4933-4935 (1998)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-37-21-4933


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