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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 13, Iss. 6 — Mar. 21, 2005
  • pp: 2013–2018

6-W diode-end-pumped Nd:GdVO4/LBO quasi-continuous-wave red laser at 671 nm

Chenlin Du, Shuangchen Ruan, Yongqin Yu, and Feng Zeng  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 13, Issue 6, pp. 2013-2018 (2005)

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We report a high-power diode-end-pumped Q-switched Nd:GdVO4 red laser through intracavity frequency-doubling with a type-I critical phase-matched LBO crystal. The maximum average output power at 671 nm was obtained to be 6 W at the repetition frequency of 47 kHz, with the corresponding optical conversion efficiency of 12.8% and the pulse width of about 97 ns. At the average output power around 5 W, the power stability was better than 5.8% for one hour.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3480) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, diode-pumped
(140.3530) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, neodymium
(140.3540) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, Q-switched
(140.3580) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, solid-state
(140.7300) Lasers and laser optics : Visible lasers
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing

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Original Manuscript: February 3, 2005
Revised Manuscript: February 27, 2005
Published: March 21, 2005

Chenlin Du, Shuangchen Ruan, Yongqin Yu, and Feng Zeng, "6-W diode-end-pumped Nd:GdVO4/LBO quasi-continuous-wave red laser at 671 nm," Opt. Express 13, 2013-2018 (2005)

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