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Journal of the Optical Society of America B

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  • Editor: Henry Van Driel
  • Vol. 26, Iss. 5 — May. 1, 2009
  • pp: 1002–1007

Energy transfer upconversion determination by thermal-lens and Z-scan techniques in Nd 3 + -doped laser materials

C. Jacinto, D. N. Messias, A. A. Andrade, and T. Catunda  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA B, Vol. 26, Issue 5, pp. 1002-1007 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.26.001002


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Abstract

The Z-scan and thermal-lens techniques have been used to obtain the energy transfer upconversion parameter in Nd 3 + -doped materials. A comparison between these methods is done, showing that they are independent and provide similar results. Moreover, the advantages and applicability of each one are also discussed. The results point to these approaches as valuable alternative methods because of their sensitivity, which allows measurements to be performed in a pump-power regime without causing damage to the investigated material.

© 2009 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(140.3530) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, neodymium
(140.6810) Lasers and laser optics : Thermal effects
(160.3380) Materials : Laser materials
(160.5690) Materials : Rare-earth-doped materials
(260.2160) Physical optics : Energy transfer
(140.3613) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, upconversion

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: January 9, 2009
Revised Manuscript: March 13, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: March 14, 2009
Published: April 14, 2009

Citation
C. Jacinto, D. N. Messias, A. A. Andrade, and T. Catunda, "Energy transfer upconversion determination by thermal-lens and Z-scan techniques in Nd3+-doped laser materials," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 26, 1002-1007 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josab/abstract.cfm?URI=josab-26-5-1002


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