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Journal of the Optical Society of America B

Journal of the Optical Society of America B

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  • Editor: Henry van Driel
  • Vol. 28, Iss. 10 — Oct. 1, 2011
  • pp: 2358–2361

Measurement of upconversion in Er:YAG via z-scan

Jeffrey O. White and Carl E. Mungan  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA B, Vol. 28, Issue 10, pp. 2358-2361 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.28.002358


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Abstract

We demonstrate the use of the z-scan technique for measuring the upconversion coefficient in Er:YAG. The upconversion coefficient is found to be linearly proportional to the concentration for samples of concentration 0.5 3.0   at.% . A fit to four samples at room temperature yields a value of C up = ( 2.0 ± 0.5 ) × 10 17 cm 3 / s / at.% . The coefficient at liquid-nitrogen temperatures is C up = ( 9.5 ± 2.4 ) × 10 17 cm 3 / s / at.% .

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OCIS Codes
(140.3500) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, erbium
(190.7220) Nonlinear optics : Upconversion
(300.6460) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, saturation

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: July 8, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: August 2, 2011
Published: September 6, 2011

Citation
Jeffrey O. White and Carl E. Mungan, "Measurement of upconversion in Er:YAG via z-scan," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 28, 2358-2361 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josab/abstract.cfm?URI=josab-28-10-2358

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