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High-sensitivity two-dimensional observation of thermal birefringence in the laser diode pumped solid state lasers
Author(s): Hiromitsu Kiriyama; Takuji Yoshida; Masanobu Yamanaka; Yasukazu Izawa; Tatsuhiko Yamanaka; Sadao Nakai; Chiyoe Yamanaka
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Paper Abstract

We report the high-sensitivity measurements of 2D thermal birefringence distribution in LD pumped Nd:glass (HAP4) laser under lasing at 1054 nm and non lasing conditions. The thermal birefringence was reduced under the lasing condition compared to the non lasing condition. By inserting a 90 degree(s) quartz rotator between two identically LD pumped Nd:glass rods, almost perfect birefringence compensation was achieved with very little residual birefringence. A considerable reduction of birefringence loss from over 20% before compensation to less than 1% after compensation was observed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 August 1996
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 2873, International Symposium on Polarization Analysis and Applications to Device Technology, (16 August 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.246197
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Hiromitsu Kiriyama, Osaka Univ. (Japan)
Takuji Yoshida, Osaka Univ. (Japan)
Masanobu Yamanaka, Osaka Univ. (Japan)
Yasukazu Izawa, Osaka Univ. (Japan)
Tatsuhiko Yamanaka, Osaka Univ. (Japan)
Sadao Nakai, Osaka Univ. (Japan)
Chiyoe Yamanaka, Osaka Univ. (Japan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2873:
International Symposium on Polarization Analysis and Applications to Device Technology
Toru Yoshizawa; Hideshi Yokota, Editor(s)

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