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Journal of the Optical Society of America B

Journal of the Optical Society of America B


  • Editor: Henry M. Van Driel
  • Vol. 25, Iss. 12 — Dec. 1, 2008
  • pp: 2092–2095

Numerical simulation on high-power laser-diode end-pumped continuous wave Nd 3 + : Gd V O 4 laser

Ningning Zu, Zhenwen Dai, Zeqiang Cui, and Yi Tang  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 25, Issue 12, pp. 2092-2095 (2008)

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A more exact theoretical model to simulate numerically a fiber-coupled diode-end-pumped CW Nd 3 + : Gd V O 4 laser is presented. Both the thermal effects and the pump beam absorption saturation, as well as the interaction between the thermal effects and laser operation, are taken into account. The super-Gaussian shape is adopted to describe the pump beam well. The theoretical results are in rather good agreement with the published experimental data at pump powers up to 20 W .

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OCIS Codes
(140.3430) Lasers and laser optics : Laser theory
(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

Original Manuscript: July 7, 2008
Revised Manuscript: September 24, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: October 12, 2008
Published: November 24, 2008

Ningning Zu, Zhenwen Dai, Zeqiang Cui, and Yi Tang, "Numerical simulation on high-power laser-diode end-pumped continuous wave Nd3+:GdVO4 laser," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 25, 2092-2095 (2008)

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