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Thermal conductivity measurements in nonlinear optical materials
Author(s): J. Donald Beasley
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Paper Abstract

Results of thermal conductivity measurements are reported for several of the more recently developed nonlinear optical crystals. New or substantially revised values of thermal conductivity were obtained in six materials. Notable thermal conductivities measured were those for AgGaS2 (0.014 W/cmK and 0.015 W/cmK), AgGaSe2 (0.010 W/cmK and 0.011 W/cmK), BBO (0.016 W/cmK and 0.012 W/cmK) and ZnGeP2 (0.36 W/cmK and 0.35 WfcmK), with all values quoted for directions respectively parallel and perpendicular to the optic axis for each material. Accuracy was estimated to be within 10%. These new data are of potential importance in the design of high power optical frequency converters.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 August 1993
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 1869, Intracavity and Extracavity Control of Laser Beam Properties, (7 August 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.148389
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J. Donald Beasley, Cleveland Crystals, Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1869:
Intracavity and Extracavity Control of Laser Beam Properties
Roger Lee Facklam; Karl H. Guenther; Stephan P. Velsko, Editor(s)

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