Passive Q-switching of diode-side-pumped Nd:YVO4 laser using LiF:F2- crystal as saturable absorber is reported. The giant-pulse (10 ns) high-quality (TEM00) operation with output power of 18.5 W is obtained at pump power of 38 W.
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A. V. Kir'yanov, E. R. Villafana, A. Minassian, and M. J. Damzen, "Diode-Side-Pumped Q-switched Nd:YVO4 / LiF:F2-Laser," in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, Technical Digest (Optical Society of America, 2005), paper TuB45.
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