, Volume 77, Issue 4, pp 433-436
Date: 10 Sep 2003

Characterization of the nonlinear refractive index of the laser crystal Yb:KGd(WO4 )2

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Abstract

We present results of the characterization of the nonlinear refractive index of the laser crystal Yb:KGd(WO4)2 using a z-scan technique over the 800–1600 nm wavelength range. Based on our experimental and theoretical results we conclude that Yb:KGW crystal is a good candidate for efficient Kerr-lens mode locking.