Title

A New Technique For Spatially Resolved Thermal Lensing Measurements

Title - Alternative

Opt. Laser Technol.

Keywords

Thermal Lensing; Laser Crystals; Optics; Physics, Applied

Abstract

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.

Publication Title

Optics and Laser Technology

Volume

24

Issue/Number

3

Publication Date

1-1-1992

Document Type

Article

Language

English

First Page

151

Last Page

154

WOS Identifier

WOS:A1992JK10700006

ISSN

0030-3992

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