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  • Vol. 21, Iss. 3 — Mar. 1, 2004
  • pp: 531–538

Experimental and theoretical investigation of a rapidly varying nonlinear lensing effect observed in a Cr3+:LiSAF laser

Nicolas Passilly, Michael Fromager, Kamel Ait-Ameur, Richard Moncorgé, Jean-Louis Doualan, Antoine Hirth, and Greg Quarles  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA B, Vol. 21, Issue 3, pp. 531-538 (2004)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.21.000531


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Abstract

An experiment has been performed to find evidence and analyze a nonlinear diverging lensing effect occurring in a flash-lamp-pumped Cr3+:LiSAF laser. The effect is assigned to a refractive-index change of the material that is proportional to the Cr3+-excited ion population, the corresponding constant of proportionality being determined from the time variation of the laser-pulse far-field divergence.

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OCIS Codes
(140.5680) Lasers and laser optics : Rare earth and transition metal solid-state lasers
(160.4760) Materials : Optical properties

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Nicolas Passilly, Michael Fromager, Kamel Ait-Ameur, Richard Moncorgé, Jean-Louis Doualan, Antoine Hirth, and Greg Quarles, "Experimental and theoretical investigation of a rapidly varying nonlinear lensing effect observed in a Cr3+:LiSAF laser," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 21, 531-538 (2004)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josab/abstract.cfm?URI=josab-21-3-531


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