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  • Vol. 27, Iss. 4 — Feb. 15, 2002
  • pp: 234–236

Thermal-birefringence-induced depolarization in Nd:YAG ceramics

Ichiro Shoji, Yoichi Sato, Sunao Kurimura, Voicu Lupei, Takunori Taira, Akio Ikesue, and Kunio Yoshida  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 27, Issue 4, pp. 234-236 (2002)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.27.000234


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Abstract

The thermal-birefringence effect in Nd<sup>3+</sup> -doped YAG ceramics has been investigated. The amount of depolarization induced by thermal birefringence in Nd:YAG ceramics is nearly the same as that in (111)-cut single crystals at the same Nd<sup>3+</sup> concentration. However, depolarization becomes larger as the Nd<sup>3+</sup> concentration increases, even at the same absorbed pump power.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3380) Lasers and laser optics : Laser materials
(140.3480) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, diode-pumped
(140.3530) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, neodymium
(140.3580) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, solid-state

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Ichiro Shoji, Yoichi Sato, Sunao Kurimura, Voicu Lupei, Takunori Taira, Akio Ikesue, and Kunio Yoshida, "Thermal-birefringence-induced depolarization in Nd:YAG ceramics," Opt. Lett. 27, 234-236 (2002)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-27-4-234


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