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Experimental and theoretical investigation of a nonlinear lensing effect observed in a Cr:LiSAF laser
Author(s): Nicolas Passilly; Michael Fromager; Kamel Ait-Ameur; Richard Moncorge; Jean-Louis Doualan; Antoine Hirth; Greg Quarles
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Paper Abstract

An experiment has been performed to analyse a nonlinear lensing effect in a flashlamp pumped Cr3+:LiSAF laser which has been found to be adiverging lensing effect. The latter is due to the refrctive index change which is assumed to be proportional to the excited ion population. The corresponding constant of proportionality has been measured from the time variation of the laser pulses far-field divergence.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 September 2004
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 5460, Solid State Lasers and Amplifiers, (1 September 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.545009
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Nicolas Passilly, Ctr. Interdisciplinaire de Recherches Ions et Lasers, CNRS and Univ. de Caen (France)
Michael Fromager, Ctr. Interdisciplinaire de Recherches Ions et Lasers, CNRS and Univ. de Caen (France)
Kamel Ait-Ameur, Ctr. Interdisciplinaire de Recherches Ions et Lasers, CNRS and Univ. de Caen (France)
Richard Moncorge, Ctr. Interdisciplinaire de Recherches Ions et Lasers, CNRS and Univ. de Caen (France)
Jean-Louis Doualan, Ctr. Interdisciplinaire de Recherches Ions et Lasers, CNRS and Univ. de Caen (France)
Antoine Hirth, French-German Research Institute of Saint-Louis (France)
Greg Quarles, VLOC Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5460:
Solid State Lasers and Amplifiers
Alphan Sennaroglu; James G. Fujimoto; Clifford R. Pollock, Editor(s)

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