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  • Editor: David Hagan
  • Vol. 4, Iss. 5 — May. 1, 2014
  • pp: 876–888

Highly accurate interferometric evaluation of thermal expansion and dn/dT of optical materials

Yoichi Sato and Takunori Taira  »View Author Affiliations

Optical Materials Express, Vol. 4, Issue 5, pp. 876-888 (2014)

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Thermo-mechanical and -optical properties of Y3Al5O12 (YAG), YVO4, and GdVO4 were evaluated with less than 2% of evaluation error. Measured thermal expansion coefficient for YAG, [100]-YVO4, [001]-YVO4, [001]-GdVO4, and [001]-GdVO4 were 6.13, 1.76, 8.24, 1.19, and 7.26 × 10−6/K at room temperature. Temperature coefficients of refractive index for YAG, YVO4 in ordinary and extraordinary polarization, and GdVO4 in ordinary and extraordinary polarization at room temperature for the wavelength of 1.06 μm were 12.1, 15.5, 8.41, 15.2, and 9.92 × 10−6/K, respectively.

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OCIS Codes
(160.1190) Materials : Anisotropic optical materials
(160.3380) Materials : Laser materials
(160.5690) Materials : Rare-earth-doped materials

ToC Category:
Crystalline Materials

Original Manuscript: January 22, 2014
Revised Manuscript: March 15, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: March 24, 2014
Published: April 1, 2014

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