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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 13, Iss. 15 — Jul. 25, 2005
  • pp: 5818–5824

Continuous-wave operation at 1386 nm in a diode-end-pumped Nd:YVO4 laser

Rui Zhou, Baigang Zhang, Xin Ding, Zhiqiang Cai, Wuqi Wen, Peng Wang, and Jianquan Yao  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 13, Issue 15, pp. 5818-5824 (2005)

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We report a diode-end-pumped continuous wave (cw) Nd:YVO4 laser operation at 1386 nm. A maximum output power of 305 mW is achieved at an incident pump power of 4.24 W, achieving a slope efficiency of 13.9%. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first time that cw operation at this transition of Nd:YVO4 crystal is reported. By using the experimentally measured threshold data, the stimulated-emission cross-section of this gain medium at 1386 nm transition is determined to be 3 × 10-19cm2. In addition, simultaneous cw operation at 1342 nm and 1386 nm is also observed.

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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

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Original Manuscript: April 18, 2005
Revised Manuscript: July 17, 2005
Published: July 25, 2005

Rui Zhou, Baigang Zhang, Xin Ding, Zhiqiang Cai, Wuqi Wen, Peng Wang, and Jianquan Yao, "Continuous-wave operation at 1386 nm in a diode-end-pumped Nd:YVO4 laser," Opt. Express 13, 5818-5824 (2005)

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