Abstract

The dispersion of the refractive indices of nominally pure crystals of yttrium orthoborate and of yttrium orthoborate crystals doped with 7 at. % Yb3+ has been measured in the visible region. The introduction of 7 at.% Yb3+ produces an appreciable increase (in the third place after the decimal) of the refractive indices of the crystal and increases its anisotropy. The temperature dependences of the principal refractive indices have been measured in the range 293-633 K, and the first- and second-order temperature coefficients have been found. The refractive index of the extraordinary ray increases with temperature more rapidly by a factor of 1.5-3 (depending on the wavelength) than the refractive index of the ordinary ray.

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2005 (1)

E. Bovero, E. Cavalli, and D. Jaque, "Cr3+-Nd3+ energy transfer in the YAl3(BO3)4 nonlinear laser crystal," Appl. Phys. 98, 023103 (2005).

2004 (1)

2003 (1)

J. Li, J. Y. Wang, X. F. Cheng, X. B. Hu, and X. O. Wang, "The influence of Yb3+ concentration on Yb:YAl3(BO3)4," Cryst. Res. Technol. 38, 890 (2003).

2001 (1)

P. Dekker, J. M. Dawes, and J. A. Piper, "1.1-W CW self-frequency-doubled diode-pumped Yb:YAl3(BO3)4 laser," Opt. Commun. 195, 431 (2001).
[CrossRef]

1999 (1)

D. Jaque, J. Capmany, and J. Garcia Solé, "Red, green, and blue laser light from a single Nd:YAl3(BO3)4 crystal based on laser oscillation at 1.3μm," Appl. Phys. Lett. 75, 325 (1999).
[CrossRef]

1997 (2)

J. Bartschke, Knappe R, K. J. Roller, and R. Wallenstein, "Investigation of efficient self-frequency-doubling Nd:YAB lasers," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 33, 2995 (1997).

A. Brenier, "Modelling of the NYAB self-doubling laser with focused Gaussian beams," Opt. Commun. 141, 221 (1997).

1995 (2)

N. I. Leonyuk, "Recent developments in the growth of RM3(BO3)4 crystals for science and modern applications," Prog. Cryst. Growth Charact. Mater. 31, Nos. 3/4, 279 (1995).
[CrossRef]

T. Omatsu, Y. Kato, M. Shimosegava, A. Hasegawa, and I. Ogura, "Thermal effects in laser diode pumped self-frequency-doubled NdxY1−xAl3(BO3)4 (NYAB) microchip laser," Opt. Commun. 118, 302 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Phys. (1)

E. Bovero, E. Cavalli, and D. Jaque, "Cr3+-Nd3+ energy transfer in the YAl3(BO3)4 nonlinear laser crystal," Appl. Phys. 98, 023103 (2005).

Appl. Phys. Lett. (1)

D. Jaque, J. Capmany, and J. Garcia Solé, "Red, green, and blue laser light from a single Nd:YAl3(BO3)4 crystal based on laser oscillation at 1.3μm," Appl. Phys. Lett. 75, 325 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Cryst. Res. Technol. (1)

J. Li, J. Y. Wang, X. F. Cheng, X. B. Hu, and X. O. Wang, "The influence of Yb3+ concentration on Yb:YAl3(BO3)4," Cryst. Res. Technol. 38, 890 (2003).

IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (1)

J. Bartschke, Knappe R, K. J. Roller, and R. Wallenstein, "Investigation of efficient self-frequency-doubling Nd:YAB lasers," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 33, 2995 (1997).

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B (1)

Opt. Commun. (3)

T. Omatsu, Y. Kato, M. Shimosegava, A. Hasegawa, and I. Ogura, "Thermal effects in laser diode pumped self-frequency-doubled NdxY1−xAl3(BO3)4 (NYAB) microchip laser," Opt. Commun. 118, 302 (1995).
[CrossRef]

A. Brenier, "Modelling of the NYAB self-doubling laser with focused Gaussian beams," Opt. Commun. 141, 221 (1997).

P. Dekker, J. M. Dawes, and J. A. Piper, "1.1-W CW self-frequency-doubled diode-pumped Yb:YAl3(BO3)4 laser," Opt. Commun. 195, 431 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Prog. Cryst. Growth Charact. Mater. (1)

N. I. Leonyuk, "Recent developments in the growth of RM3(BO3)4 crystals for science and modern applications," Prog. Cryst. Growth Charact. Mater. 31, Nos. 3/4, 279 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Other (1)

M. J. Weber, Handbook of Optical Materials (CRC Press, Boca Raton, 2003).

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