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Journal of the Optical Society of America B

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  • Vol. 6, Iss. 4 — Apr. 1, 1989
  • pp: 639–642

Nonlinear-optical absorption through photon avalanche

A. W. Kueny, W. E. Case, and M. E. Koch  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA B, Vol. 6, Issue 4, pp. 639-642 (1989)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.6.000639


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Abstract

Anomalous and strong optical absorption occurs in Pr-doped LaCl3 crystals for laser pump light connecting excited electronic states of the Pr ion and intensity in excess of a well-defined threshold value. We have measured the absorption as a function of pumping intensity and compare the results with mathematical models of a laser-induced excited-state population.

© 1989 Optical Society of America

History
Original Manuscript: October 11, 1988
Manuscript Accepted: December 19, 1988
Published: April 1, 1989

Citation
A. W. Kueny, W. E. Case, and M. E. Koch, "Nonlinear-optical absorption through photon avalanche," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 6, 639-642 (1989)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josab/abstract.cfm?URI=josab-6-4-639

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