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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 38, Iss. 4 — Feb. 15, 2013
  • pp: 422–424

Modeling the population lens effect in thermal lens spectrometry

J. R. Silva, L. C. Malacarne, M. L. Baesso, S. M. Lima, L. H. C. Andrade, C. Jacinto, M. P. Hehlen, and N. G. C. Astrath  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 38, Issue 4, pp. 422-424 (2013)

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We report a theoretical model and experimental results for laser-induced lensing in solids. The model distinguishes and quantifies the contributions from population and thermal effects. Laser-induced lensing in ytterbium-doped fluorozirconate glass ZBLAN:Yb3+ is measured, and the thermal and optical properties obtained from analyzing the data with the proposed model agree well with published values. Photothermal techniques are used extensively for the investigation of laser and laser-cooling materials, and the model developed here enables the interpretation of convoluted laser-induced lensing signals that have contributions from different sources.

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OCIS Codes
(120.6810) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Thermal effects
(300.6430) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, photothermal
(350.5340) Other areas of optics : Photothermal effects
(350.6830) Other areas of optics : Thermal lensing

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Original Manuscript: November 13, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: December 25, 2012
Published: February 7, 2013

J. R. Silva, L. C. Malacarne, M. L. Baesso, S. M. Lima, L. H. C. Andrade, C. Jacinto, M. P. Hehlen, and N. G. C. Astrath, "Modeling the population lens effect in thermal lens spectrometry," Opt. Lett. 38, 422-424 (2013)

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