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  • 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)

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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

Original Manuscript: December 17, 1997
Revised Manuscript: April 3, 1998
Published: July 20, 1998

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)

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