Abstract

We report on a novel method based on intracavity spontaneous mode locking to precisely measure the group refractive indices and temperature dependence of refractive index of Nd:YVO4 crystal at the wavelength of 1064nm. All the experimental results are found to agree very well with the most recent measured values. We also confirm that the developed method is applicable to measuring the group refractive indices and the temperature dependence of the refractive indices of other vanadate crystals, as well as nonlinear crystals.

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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P. Hlubina, D. Ciprian, and L. Knyblová, Opt. Commun. 269, 8 (2007).
[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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S. Singh, Phys. Scripta 65, 167 (2002).
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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Experimental setup for measuring the group refractive indices and temperature dependence of refractive index.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Pulse trains on two different time scales: (a) time span of 10 μs , demonstrating mode-locked pulses; (b) time span of 10 ns , demonstrating the amplitude oscillation. (c) Corresponding power spectrum.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Experimental results for the pulse repetition rate before and after inserting the sample crystal.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Pulse repetition rate shift versus temperature.

Equations (3)

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n g = n p λ n p λ .
n o 2 = 2.3409 + 1.4402 λ 2 λ 2 0.04825 + 1.8698 λ 2 λ 2 171.27 ,
n e 2 = 2.7582 + 1.853 λ 2 λ 2 0.056986 + 3.0749 λ 2 λ 2 195.06 .

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