In this paper, we report a high peak power passively Q-switched laser-diode-end-pumped Nd:YVO4/Cr^(4+):YAG laser polarized along the C axis, generating 4.23-W average power and 18-kW peak power (144-?J pulse power) with 8.0-ns time duration (29.4-kHz repetition rate) at 1064 nm while the pump power is 21.2 W.
© 2005 Chinese Optics Letters
(140.0140) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers and laser optics
Jian Li, Cuiling Wang, Yanzi Wang, Qin Wei, Dianling Fu, Xuechun Lin, Aiyun Yao, Dafu Cui, and Zuyan Xu, "High peak power laser-diode-pumped passively Q-switched Nd:YVO4/Cr4+:YAG laser," Chin. Opt. Lett. 2, 590-591 (2004)