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Pulsed gain and thermal lensing of Nd:LiYF4

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1 Author(s)
Murray, J. ; Lawrence Livermore Lab., Univ. of Calif., Livermore, CA, USA

Measurements show that a 1 cm diameter Nd:YLF rod amplifier produces extremely weak thermal lensing when pulse pumped at 3 Hz to a gain of 13 at 1053 nm. Direct comparison with Nd:YAG indicates much weaker thermal lensing effects for both ordinary and extraordinary polarizations in Nd:YLF.

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Quantum Electronics, IEEE Journal of  (Volume:19 ,  Issue: 4 )