A New Technique For Spatially Resolved Thermal Lensing Measurements
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Opt. Laser Technol.
Thermal Lensing; Laser Crystals; Optics; Physics, Applied
A new method is presented for spatially resolved thermal lensing measurements using multiple narrow probe beams and a two-dimensional array detector. The method is applied to an Er,Tm,Ho:YAG laser rod. No significant deviation from a parabolic temperature profile has been found although there is extraordinarily strong thermal lensing in the crystal. Thermo-optical constants of the material are reported.
Optics and Laser Technology
Paugstadt, R. and Bass, M., "A New Technique For Spatially Resolved Thermal Lensing Measurements" (1992). Faculty Bibliography. 1728.