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Thermal and thermo-optical properties of new Nd:YxGd1-xVO4 crystals
Author(s): X. Wang; Suning Tang; Yuanji Tang; Nils Fernelius
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Paper Abstract

A class of Nd-doped mix vanadate crystals Nd:YxGd1-xVO4 showed high potential in tailoring laser parameters for various applications with different Y and Gd composition ratios. Important thermal and thermo-optical properties, such as thermal conductivity and the temperature dependence of the index of refraction, were measured in these crystals along a-axis and c-axis. Results will be compared to well-known Nd:YAG, Nd:YVO4, and Nd:GdVO4 crystals.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 April 2005
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 5723, Optical Components and Materials II, (4 April 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.590658
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X. Wang, Crystal Research, Inc. (United States)
Suning Tang, Crystal Research, Inc. (United States)
Yuanji Tang, Crystal Research, Inc. (United States)
Nils Fernelius, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5723:
Optical Components and Materials II
Shibin Jiang; Michel J.F. Digonnet, Editor(s)

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