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Chinese Optics Letters


  • Editor: Zhizhan Xu
  • Vol. 11, Iss. 12 — Dec. 1, 2013
  • pp: 121406–121406

Transverse mode transition and LG01-mode generation in an end-pumped Nd:YVO4 laser

Yao Yao, Kegui Xia, Minqiang Kang, Zhiqiang Fang, and Jianlang Li  »View Author Affiliations

Chinese Optics Letters, Vol. 11, Issue 12, pp. 121406-121406 (2013)

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A laser-diode end-pumped Nd:YVO4 crystal laser is demonstrated to emit the first-order Laguerre-Gaussian (LG01) mode with 502-mW laser power and 22% slope efficiency. The LG01-mode is lased only when the pumping area locates in the central part of the laser crystal's front surface, and thereafter the symmetrical LG01-HG01-TEM00 mode transition happens when laser crystal is moved laterally inside several-tens-micron area. The possible mechanism responsible for the phenomenon of symmetrical mode transition is also discussed.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3480) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, diode-pumped
(140.3530) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, neodymium
(140.3580) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, solid-state
(140.6810) Lasers and laser optics : Thermal effects

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Yao Yao, Kegui Xia, Minqiang Kang, Zhiqiang Fang, and Jianlang Li, "Transverse mode transition and LG01-mode generation in an end-pumped Nd:YVO4 laser," Chin. Opt. Lett. 11, 121406-121406 (2013)

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