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  • Editor: Henry van Driel
  • Vol. 27, Iss. 11 — Nov. 1, 2010
  • pp: 2203–2210

Non-degenerate near-resonant two-wave mixing in diode pumped Nd 3 + and Yb 3 + doped crystals in the presence of athermal refractive index grating

R. Soulard, A. Brignon, J. P. Huignard, and R. Moncorgé  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA B, Vol. 27, Issue 11, pp. 2203-2210 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.27.002203


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Abstract

Non-degenerate two-wave mixing in inverted laser materials is investigated both theoretically and experimentally. A complete model of two-wave mixing in gain media in the presence of an athermal refractive index grating is presented and application to beam-combining is investigated in pumped Nd 3 + and Yb 3 + laser materials. Experimental results are presented for a Nd:yttrium aluminum garnet crystal fiber.

© 2010 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(160.3380) Materials : Laser materials
(190.4400) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, materials
(190.7070) Nonlinear optics : Two-wave mixing

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: April 2, 2010
Revised Manuscript: July 23, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: July 23, 2010
Published: October 8, 2010

Citation
R. Soulard, A. Brignon, J. P. Huignard, and R. Moncorgé, "Non-degenerate near-resonant two-wave mixing in diode pumped Nd3+ and Yb3+ doped crystals in the presence of athermal refractive index grating," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 27, 2203-2210 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josab/abstract.cfm?URI=josab-27-11-2203


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