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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 11, Iss. 19 — Sep. 22, 2003
  • pp: 2411–2415

Efficient diode double-end-pumped Nd:YVO4 laser operating at 1342nm

Hamish Ogilvy, Michael J. Withford, Peter Dekker, and James A. Piper  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 11, Issue 19, pp. 2411-2415 (2003)

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A Nd:YVO4 laser producing over 8W cw TEM00 at 1342nm with slope efficiency of 42% and optical to optical conversion efficiency of 33% has been demonstrated. Low neodymium doping concentration helps to reduce thermal loading in the laser crystal and increase achievable output power. While single end pumping approaches the crystal fracture limit, double-end-pumping effectively divides the thermal loading between the two ends of the laser crystal, allowing for reduced risk of fracture and greater power-scalability. Intracavity frequency doubling in LBO generated cw output powers over 900mW at 671nm.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3580) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, solid-state
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing

ToC Category:
Research Papers

Original Manuscript: August 6, 2003
Revised Manuscript: September 4, 2003
Published: September 22, 2003

Hamish Ogilvy, Michael Withford, Peter Dekker, and James Piper, "Efficient diode double-end-pumped Nd:YVO4 laser operating at 1342nm," Opt. Express 11, 2411-2415 (2003)

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