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Chinese Optics Letters


  • Editor: Zhizhan Xu
  • Vol. 11, Iss. 3 — Mar. 1, 2013
  • pp: 031405–

Resonantly pumped Q-switched Er:GdVO4 laser

Baoquan Yao, Xiaolei Liu, Xiao Yu, Xiaoming Duan, Youlun Ju, and Yuezhu Wang  »View Author Affiliations

Chinese Optics Letters, Vol. 11, Issue 3, pp. 031405- (2013)

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We describe a Q-switched Er:GdVO4 laser resonantly pumped by a MgO-doped periodically poled LiNbO3 optical parametric oscillator (MgO: PPLN OPO) at 1 536 nm. In continuous-wave lasing, the maximum output power is 1.14 Wwith an incident pump power of 4.7 Wand a slope efficiency of 27%. In Q-switched operation, 1.1 mJ of output pulse energy is achieved at 200 Hz. The upper-state lifetime at different pulse repetition frequencies is also calculated.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3500) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, erbium
(140.3540) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, Q-switched
(140.3580) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, solid-state

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Baoquan Yao, Xiaolei Liu, Xiao Yu, Xiaoming Duan, Youlun Ju, and Yuezhu Wang, "Resonantly pumped Q-switched Er:GdVO4 laser," Chin. Opt. Lett. 11, 031405- (2013)

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