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Optical Materials Express

  • Editor: David J. Hagan
  • Vol. 2, Iss. 11 — Nov. 1, 2012
  • pp: 1624–1631

Linear thermal expansion and thermo-optic coefficients of YVO4 crystals the 80-320 K temperature range

N. Ter-Gabrielyan, V. Fromzel, and M. Dubinskii  »View Author Affiliations

Optical Materials Express, Vol. 2, Issue 11, pp. 1624-1631 (2012)

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We present the measurement results for coefficients of linear thermal expansion (CTE) and thermo-optic coefficients of uniaxial yttrium orthovanadate YVO4 crystals in the temperature range 80 - 320 K. The CTE data were obtained for the directions parallel (α||) and perpendicular (α) to the optical c-axis of YVO4. The corresponding polynomial expressions for the observed temperature dependencies were derived. At 80 K the CTE values α ~0.11∙10−6K−1 and α||~2.43∙10−6K-, are approximately 5.3% and 28% of those at room temperature, respectively. Thermo-optic coefficients corresponding to ordinary and extra-ordinary beams were measured for two wavelengths, 633 and 1570 nm. To the best of our knowledge, the CTE and dn/dT data for this important laser host in the temperature range 80 - 320 K are reported for the first time.

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OCIS Codes
(140.0140) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers and laser optics
(140.3380) Lasers and laser optics : Laser materials
(160.4760) Materials : Optical properties

ToC Category:
Laser Materials

Original Manuscript: August 23, 2012
Revised Manuscript: September 21, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: October 5, 2012
Published: October 16, 2012

N. Ter-Gabrielyan, V. Fromzel, and M. Dubinskii, "Linear thermal expansion and thermo-optic coefficients of YVO4 crystals the 80-320 K temperature range," Opt. Mater. Express 2, 1624-1631 (2012)

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