Thermo-optic properties of Yb:Lu2O3 single crystals
Thermo-optic properties of Yb:Lu2O3 single crystals / P. A. Loiko [et al.] // Applied Physics B: Lasers and Optics. – 2015. – Vol. 120. – P. 601–607.
A detailed study of thermo-optic properties of 1.5 at.% Yb:Lu2O3 single crystal is performed. Thermo-optic dispersion formulas are derived for dn/dT coefficient and thermal coefficient of the optical path. At the wavelength of 1.03 μm, dn/dT = 5.8 × 10−6 K−1. High-precision temperature-dependent measurements of the thermal expansion coefficient α are performed. At the room temperature (RT), α = 5.880 ± 0.014 × 10−6 K−1. Temperature dependence of the bandgap is analyzed, yielding RT value of E g = 5.15 eV and dE g/dT = –3.7 × 10−4 eV/K. Sensitivity factor of the thermal lens is calculated for a diode-pumped Yb:Lu2O3 crystal versus the pump spot radius and crystal temperature.