Heat generation in Nd doped vanadate crystals with 1.34 mum laser action.

@article{Okida2005HeatGI,
  title={Heat generation in Nd doped vanadate crystals with 1.34 mum laser action.},
  author={Masahito Okida and Masahide Itoh and Toyohiko Yatagai and Hamish Ogilvy and James K Piper and Takashige Omatsu},
  journal={Optics express},
  year={2005},
  volume={13 13},
  pages={4909-15}
}
Thermal load in Nd3+ doped vanadate crystals with and without laser action at 1.34 mum is investigated. Excited state absorption contributes significantly to a fractional thermal loading as well as quantum defect.