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  • Vol. 44, Iss. 15 — May. 20, 2005
  • pp: 3093–3097

Thermo-optical parameters measured in ytterbium-doped potassium gadolinium tungstate

Subrat Biswal, Shawn P. O’Connor, and Steven R. Bowman  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 44, Issue 15, pp. 3093-3097 (2005)

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Oriented absorption and fluorescence spectra, refractive indices, thermal expansion, and thermal conductivities are reported for the anisotropic laser material ytterbium-doped potassium gadolinium tungstate, Yb3+:KGd(WO4)2. Measurements of negative values for dn/dT lead to the report of several useful athermal orientations for laser propagation.

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OCIS Codes
(140.0140) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers and laser optics
(140.3380) Lasers and laser optics : Laser materials
(140.5680) Lasers and laser optics : Rare earth and transition metal solid-state lasers
(140.6810) Lasers and laser optics : Thermal effects
(160.4760) Materials : Optical properties

Original Manuscript: September 20, 2004
Revised Manuscript: December 22, 2004
Manuscript Accepted: January 5, 2005
Published: May 20, 2005

Subrat Biswal, Shawn P. O’Connor, and Steven R. Bowman, "Thermo-optical parameters measured in ytterbium-doped potassium gadolinium tungstate," Appl. Opt. 44, 3093-3097 (2005)

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