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  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 53, Iss. 14 — May. 10, 2014
  • pp: 3081–3084

High-repetition-rate and short-pulse-width electro-optical cavity-dumped YVO4/Nd:GdVO4 laser

Yufei Ma, Xudong Li, Xin Yu, Renpeng Yan, Rongwei Fan, Jiangbo Peng, Xinrui Xu, Yunchang Bai, and Rui Sun  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 53, Issue 14, pp. 3081-3084 (2014)

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In this paper, an electro-optical cavity-dumped 1.06 μm laser using YVO4/Nd:GdVO4 composite crystal under 808 nm diode-laser pumping was reported. Theoretical calculations showed that the temperature distribution in YVO4/Nd:GdVO4 crystal was lower than that in GdVO4/Nd:GdVO4 and Nd:GdVO4 crystals under the same conditions. A constant 3.8±0.3ns pulse width was obtained and the repetition rate could reach up to 50 kHz with a maximum average output power of 5.6 W and slope efficiency of 40.7%, corresponding to a peak power of 31.1 kW.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3480) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, diode-pumped
(140.3540) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, Q-switched
(140.3580) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, solid-state
(140.6810) Lasers and laser optics : Thermal effects

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: March 11, 2014
Revised Manuscript: April 14, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: April 15, 2014
Published: May 8, 2014

Yufei Ma, Xudong Li, Xin Yu, Renpeng Yan, Rongwei Fan, Jiangbo Peng, Xinrui Xu, Yunchang Bai, and Rui Sun, "High-repetition-rate and short-pulse-width electro-optical cavity-dumped YVO4/Nd:GdVO4 laser," Appl. Opt. 53, 3081-3084 (2014)

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