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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 4 — Feb. 13, 2012
  • pp: 4428–4435

Impurity concentration and temperature dependence of the refractive indices of Er3+doped ceramic Y2O3

A. Joshi, N. D. Haynes, D. E. Zelmon, O. Stafsudd, and R. Shori  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 4, pp. 4428-4435 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.20.004428


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Abstract

The refractive indices and thermo-optic coefficients for varying concentrations of Er3+ doped polycrystalline yttria were measured at a variety of wavelengths and temperatures. A Lorenz oscillator model was employed to model the room temperature indices and thermo-optic coefficients were calculated based on temperature dependent index measurements from 0.45 to 1.064 microns. Some consequences relating to thermal lensing are discussed.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3380) Lasers and laser optics : Laser materials
(160.3380) Materials : Laser materials

ToC Category:
Materials

History
Original Manuscript: August 18, 2011
Revised Manuscript: November 1, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: November 4, 2011
Published: February 8, 2012

Citation
A. Joshi, N. D. Haynes, D. E. Zelmon, O. Stafsudd, and R. Shori, "Impurity concentration and temperature dependence of the refractive indices of Er3+doped ceramic Y2O3," Opt. Express 20, 4428-4435 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-20-4-4428


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