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Experimental study of the laser-induced absorption effect and the nature of color centers in potassium titanyl phosphate crystal
Author(s): B. V. Andreev; Vyacheslav A. Maslov; B. A. Mikhailov; S. K. Pak; O. P. Shaunin; Ivan Alexandrov Shcherbakov
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Paper Abstract

We present the results of the experimental study of laser-induced absorption (LIA) in KTiOPO4 crystal (KTP) under the action of laser radiation of wavelengths 0.37 - 0.44, 0.53, and 0.68 - 0.88 micrometers . New data are obtained on the nature of the color centers in KTP. The relationship is established between the LIA effect and laser damage threshold of the crystals. The influence is outlined of the LIA effect on the process of frequency doubling in KTP crystal.

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Date Published: 19 November 1992
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 1839, Solid State Lasers and New Laser Materials, (19 November 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.131778
Show Author Affiliations
B. V. Andreev, General Physics Institute (Russia)
Vyacheslav A. Maslov, General Physics Institute (Russia)
B. A. Mikhailov, General Physics Institute (Russia)
S. K. Pak, General Physics Institute (Russia)
O. P. Shaunin, General Physics Institute (Russia)
Ivan Alexandrov Shcherbakov, General Physics Institute (Russia)


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Solid State Lasers and New Laser Materials

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