Abstract

Thermally induced depolarization and thermal lens of three Konoshima Chemical Co. laser-ceramics samples Yb3+:Lu2O3(CYb≈1.8 at.%), Yb3+:Y2O3(CYb≈1.8 at.%), and Yb3+:Sc2O3 (CYb≈2.5 at.%) were measured in experiment at different pump power. The results allowed us to estimate the thermal conductivity of the investigated ceramic samples and compare their thermo-optical properties. The thermo-optical constants P and Q and its sign measured for these materials at the first time.

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2007

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[CrossRef]

2002

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[CrossRef]

2001

J. R. Lu, J. H. Lu, T. Murai, K. Takaichi, T. Uematsu, K. Ueda, H. Yagi, T. Yanagitani, and A. A. Kaminskii, “Nd3+:Y2O3 ceramic laser,” Jpn. J. Appl. Phys.40(Part 2, No. 12A), L1277–L1279 (2001).
[CrossRef]

2000

J. Lu, M. Prabhu, J. Xu, K. Ueda, H. Yagi, T. Yanagitani, and A. A. Kaminskii, “Highly efficient 2% Nd:yttrium aluminum garnet ceramic laser,” Appl. Phys. Lett.77(23), 3707–3709 (2000).
[CrossRef]

J. Lu, J. Song, M. Prabhu, J. Xu, K. Ueda, H. Yagi, T. Yanagitani, and A. Kudryashov, “High-power Nd:Y3Al5O12 ceramic laser,” Jpn. J. Appl. Phys.39(Part 2, No. 10B), L1048–L1050 (2000).
[CrossRef]

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A. Ikesue, I. Furusato, and K. Kamata, “Fabrication of polycrystalline, transparent YAG ceramics by a solid-state reaction method,” J. Am. Ceram. Soc.78(1), 225–228 (1995).
[CrossRef]

1970

J. D. Foster and L. M. Osterink, “Thermal effects in a Nd:YAG laser,” J. Appl. Phys.41(9), 3656–3663 (1970).
[CrossRef]

W. Koechner and D. K. Rice, “Effect of birefringence on the performance of linearly polarized YAG:Nd lasers,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron.6(9), 557–566 (1970).
[CrossRef]

1967

P. Klein and W. Croft, “Thermal conductivity, diffusivity, and expansion of Y2O3, Y3Al5O12, and LaF3 in the range 77-300 K,” J. Appl. Phys.38(4), 1603–1607 (1967).
[CrossRef]

Aggarwal, I.

J. Sanghera, W. Kim, G. Villalobos, B. Shaw, C. Baker, J. Frantz, B. Sadowski, and I. Aggarwal, “Ceramic laser materials,” Proc. SPIE7912, 79121K (2011).
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T. Y. Fan, D. J. Ripin, R. L. Aggarwal, J. R. Ochoa, B. Chann, M. Tilleman, and J. Spitzberg, “Cryogenic Yb3+-doped solid-state lasers,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron.13(3), 448–459 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Baer, C. R. E.

R. Peters, C. Krankel, S. T. Fredrich-Thornton, K. Beil, K. Petermann, G. Huber, O. H. Heckl, C. R. E. Baer, C. J. Saraceno, T. Südmeyer, and U. Keller, “Thermal analysis and efficient high power continuous-wave and mode-locked thin disk laser operation of Yb-doped sesquioxides,” Appl. Phys. B102(3), 509–514 (2011).
[CrossRef]

C. R. E. Baer, C. Kränkel, C. J. Saraceno, O. H. Heckl, M. Golling, R. Peters, K. Petermann, T. Südmeyer, G. Huber, and U. Keller, “Femtosecond thin-disk laser with 141 W of average power,” Opt. Lett.35(13), 2302–2304 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

T. Südmeyer, C. Kränkel, C. R. E. Baer, O. H. Heckl, C. J. Saraceno, M. Golling, R. Peters, K. Petermann, G. Huber, and U. Keller, “High-power ultrafast thin disk laser oscillators and their potential for sub-100-femtosecond pulse generation,” Appl. Phys. B97(2), 281–295 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Baker, C.

J. Sanghera, W. Kim, G. Villalobos, B. Shaw, C. Baker, J. Frantz, B. Sadowski, and I. Aggarwal, “Ceramic laser materials,” Proc. SPIE7912, 79121K (2011).
[CrossRef]

Beil, K.

R. Peters, C. Krankel, S. T. Fredrich-Thornton, K. Beil, K. Petermann, G. Huber, O. H. Heckl, C. R. E. Baer, C. J. Saraceno, T. Südmeyer, and U. Keller, “Thermal analysis and efficient high power continuous-wave and mode-locked thin disk laser operation of Yb-doped sesquioxides,” Appl. Phys. B102(3), 509–514 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Bisson, J.-F.

J. Lu, J.-F. Bisson, K. Takaichi, T. Uematsu, A. Shirakawa, M. Musha, K. Ueda, H. Yagi, T. Yanagitani, and A. Kaminskii, “Yb3+:Sc2O3 ceramic laser,” Appl. Phys. Lett.83(6), 1101–1103 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Bourdet, G.

V. Cardinali, E. Marmois, B. Le Garrec, and G. Bourdet, “Determination of the thermo-optic coefficient dn/dT of ytterbium doped ceramics (Sc2O3,Y2O3,Lu2O3, YAG), crystals (YAG, CaF2) and neodymium doped phosphate glass at cryogenic temperature,” Opt. Mater.34(6), 990–994 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Cardinali, V.

V. Cardinali, E. Marmois, B. Le Garrec, and G. Bourdet, “Determination of the thermo-optic coefficient dn/dT of ytterbium doped ceramics (Sc2O3,Y2O3,Lu2O3, YAG), crystals (YAG, CaF2) and neodymium doped phosphate glass at cryogenic temperature,” Opt. Mater.34(6), 990–994 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Chann, B.

T. Y. Fan, D. J. Ripin, R. L. Aggarwal, J. R. Ochoa, B. Chann, M. Tilleman, and J. Spitzberg, “Cryogenic Yb3+-doped solid-state lasers,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron.13(3), 448–459 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Croft, W.

P. Klein and W. Croft, “Thermal conductivity, diffusivity, and expansion of Y2O3, Y3Al5O12, and LaF3 in the range 77-300 K,” J. Appl. Phys.38(4), 1603–1607 (1967).
[CrossRef]

Fan, T. Y.

T. Y. Fan, D. J. Ripin, R. L. Aggarwal, J. R. Ochoa, B. Chann, M. Tilleman, and J. Spitzberg, “Cryogenic Yb3+-doped solid-state lasers,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron.13(3), 448–459 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Foster, J. D.

J. D. Foster and L. M. Osterink, “Thermal effects in a Nd:YAG laser,” J. Appl. Phys.41(9), 3656–3663 (1970).
[CrossRef]

Frantz, J.

J. Sanghera, W. Kim, G. Villalobos, B. Shaw, C. Baker, J. Frantz, B. Sadowski, and I. Aggarwal, “Ceramic laser materials,” Proc. SPIE7912, 79121K (2011).
[CrossRef]

Fredrich-Thornton, S. T.

R. Peters, C. Krankel, S. T. Fredrich-Thornton, K. Beil, K. Petermann, G. Huber, O. H. Heckl, C. R. E. Baer, C. J. Saraceno, T. Südmeyer, and U. Keller, “Thermal analysis and efficient high power continuous-wave and mode-locked thin disk laser operation of Yb-doped sesquioxides,” Appl. Phys. B102(3), 509–514 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Furusato, I.

A. Ikesue, I. Furusato, and K. Kamata, “Fabrication of polycrystalline, transparent YAG ceramics by a solid-state reaction method,” J. Am. Ceram. Soc.78(1), 225–228 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Furuse, H.

Golling, M.

C. R. E. Baer, C. Kränkel, C. J. Saraceno, O. H. Heckl, M. Golling, R. Peters, K. Petermann, T. Südmeyer, G. Huber, and U. Keller, “Femtosecond thin-disk laser with 141 W of average power,” Opt. Lett.35(13), 2302–2304 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

T. Südmeyer, C. Kränkel, C. R. E. Baer, O. H. Heckl, C. J. Saraceno, M. Golling, R. Peters, K. Petermann, G. Huber, and U. Keller, “High-power ultrafast thin disk laser oscillators and their potential for sub-100-femtosecond pulse generation,” Appl. Phys. B97(2), 281–295 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Heckl, O. H.

R. Peters, C. Krankel, S. T. Fredrich-Thornton, K. Beil, K. Petermann, G. Huber, O. H. Heckl, C. R. E. Baer, C. J. Saraceno, T. Südmeyer, and U. Keller, “Thermal analysis and efficient high power continuous-wave and mode-locked thin disk laser operation of Yb-doped sesquioxides,” Appl. Phys. B102(3), 509–514 (2011).
[CrossRef]

C. R. E. Baer, C. Kränkel, C. J. Saraceno, O. H. Heckl, M. Golling, R. Peters, K. Petermann, T. Südmeyer, G. Huber, and U. Keller, “Femtosecond thin-disk laser with 141 W of average power,” Opt. Lett.35(13), 2302–2304 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

T. Südmeyer, C. Kränkel, C. R. E. Baer, O. H. Heckl, C. J. Saraceno, M. Golling, R. Peters, K. Petermann, G. Huber, and U. Keller, “High-power ultrafast thin disk laser oscillators and their potential for sub-100-femtosecond pulse generation,” Appl. Phys. B97(2), 281–295 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Huber, G.

R. Peters, C. Krankel, S. T. Fredrich-Thornton, K. Beil, K. Petermann, G. Huber, O. H. Heckl, C. R. E. Baer, C. J. Saraceno, T. Südmeyer, and U. Keller, “Thermal analysis and efficient high power continuous-wave and mode-locked thin disk laser operation of Yb-doped sesquioxides,” Appl. Phys. B102(3), 509–514 (2011).
[CrossRef]

C. R. E. Baer, C. Kränkel, C. J. Saraceno, O. H. Heckl, M. Golling, R. Peters, K. Petermann, T. Südmeyer, G. Huber, and U. Keller, “Femtosecond thin-disk laser with 141 W of average power,” Opt. Lett.35(13), 2302–2304 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

T. Südmeyer, C. Kränkel, C. R. E. Baer, O. H. Heckl, C. J. Saraceno, M. Golling, R. Peters, K. Petermann, G. Huber, and U. Keller, “High-power ultrafast thin disk laser oscillators and their potential for sub-100-femtosecond pulse generation,” Appl. Phys. B97(2), 281–295 (2009).
[CrossRef]

R. Peters, C. Krankel, K. Petermann, and G. Huber, “Crystal growth by the heat exchanger method, spectroscopic characterization and laser operation of high-purity Yb:Lu2O3,” J. Cryst. Growth310(7-9), 1934–1938 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Ikesue, A.

A. Ikesue, I. Furusato, and K. Kamata, “Fabrication of polycrystalline, transparent YAG ceramics by a solid-state reaction method,” J. Am. Ceram. Soc.78(1), 225–228 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Iwamoto, A.

Kagan, M. A.

M. A. Kagan and E. A. Khazanov, “Compensation for thermally induced birefringence in polycrystalline ceramic active elements,” Quantum Electron.33(10), 876–882 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Kamata, K.

A. Ikesue, I. Furusato, and K. Kamata, “Fabrication of polycrystalline, transparent YAG ceramics by a solid-state reaction method,” J. Am. Ceram. Soc.78(1), 225–228 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Kamenetsky, E. E.

Kaminskii, A.

J. Lu, J.-F. Bisson, K. Takaichi, T. Uematsu, A. Shirakawa, M. Musha, K. Ueda, H. Yagi, T. Yanagitani, and A. Kaminskii, “Yb3+:Sc2O3 ceramic laser,” Appl. Phys. Lett.83(6), 1101–1103 (2003).
[CrossRef]

J. Lu, K. Takaichi, T. Uematsu, A. Shirakawa, M. Musha, K. Ueda, H. Yagi, T. Yanagitani, and A. Kaminskii, “Promising ceramic laser material: highly transparent Nd3+:Lu2O3 ceramic,” Appl. Phys. Lett.81(23), 4324–4326 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Kaminskii, A. A.

J. R. Lu, J. H. Lu, T. Murai, K. Takaichi, T. Uematsu, K. Ueda, H. Yagi, T. Yanagitani, and A. A. Kaminskii, “Nd3+:Y2O3 ceramic laser,” Jpn. J. Appl. Phys.40(Part 2, No. 12A), L1277–L1279 (2001).
[CrossRef]

J. Lu, M. Prabhu, J. Xu, K. Ueda, H. Yagi, T. Yanagitani, and A. A. Kaminskii, “Highly efficient 2% Nd:yttrium aluminum garnet ceramic laser,” Appl. Phys. Lett.77(23), 3707–3709 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Kawanaka, J.

Keller, U.

R. Peters, C. Krankel, S. T. Fredrich-Thornton, K. Beil, K. Petermann, G. Huber, O. H. Heckl, C. R. E. Baer, C. J. Saraceno, T. Südmeyer, and U. Keller, “Thermal analysis and efficient high power continuous-wave and mode-locked thin disk laser operation of Yb-doped sesquioxides,” Appl. Phys. B102(3), 509–514 (2011).
[CrossRef]

C. R. E. Baer, C. Kränkel, C. J. Saraceno, O. H. Heckl, M. Golling, R. Peters, K. Petermann, T. Südmeyer, G. Huber, and U. Keller, “Femtosecond thin-disk laser with 141 W of average power,” Opt. Lett.35(13), 2302–2304 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

T. Südmeyer, C. Kränkel, C. R. E. Baer, O. H. Heckl, C. J. Saraceno, M. Golling, R. Peters, K. Petermann, G. Huber, and U. Keller, “High-power ultrafast thin disk laser oscillators and their potential for sub-100-femtosecond pulse generation,” Appl. Phys. B97(2), 281–295 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Khazanov, E. A.

A. G. Vyatkin and E. A. Khazanov, “Thermally induced scattering of radiation in laser ceramics with arbitrary grain size,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B29(12), 3307–3316 (2012).
[CrossRef]

I. L. Snetkov, A. G. Vyatkin, O. V. Palashov, and E. A. Khazanov, “Drastic reduction of thermally induced depolarization in CaF₂ crystals with [111] orientation,” Opt. Express20(12), 13357–13367 (2012).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

I. B. Mukhin, O. V. Palashov, E. A. Khazanov, A. G. Vyatkin, and E. A. Perevezentsev, “Laser and thermal characteristics of Yb:YAG crystals in the 80 – 300 K temperature range,” Quantum Electron.41(11), 1045–1050 (2011).
[CrossRef]

A. A. Soloviev, I. L. Snetkov, V. V. Zelenogorsky, I. E. Kozhevatov, O. V. Palashov, and E. A. Khazanov, “Experimental study of thermal lens features in laser ceramics,” Opt. Express16(25), 21012–21021 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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