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  • Vol. 37, Iss. 9 — Mar. 20, 1998
  • pp: 1635–1637

Thermal coefficients of the optical path length and refractive index in YAG

Tso Yee Fan and John L. Daneu  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 37, Issue 9, pp. 1635-1637 (1998)

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The changes in optical path length and refractive index with temperature are measured at 633 nm in undoped YAG in the 85–285 K temperature range. At 100 K the change in optical path length with temperature is only ∼25% of its value at 300 K; the change of refractive index with temperature is also substantially reduced at low temperatures.

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OCIS Codes
(140.0140) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers and laser optics
(140.3380) Lasers and laser optics : Laser materials
(140.3580) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, solid-state
(140.6810) Lasers and laser optics : Thermal effects
(160.3380) Materials : Laser materials
(160.4760) Materials : Optical properties

Original Manuscript: June 24, 1997
Revised Manuscript: November 3, 1997
Published: March 20, 1998

Tso Yee Fan and John L. Daneu, "Thermal coefficients of the optical path length and refractive index in YAG," Appl. Opt. 37, 1635-1637 (1998)

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