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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 5 — Mar. 3, 2008
  • pp: 3320–3325

Growth and passively self-Q-switched laser output of new Nd3+,Cr5+:GdVO4 crystal

Haohai Yu, Huaijin Zhang, Zhengping Wang, Jiyang Wang, Yonggui Yu, Wenlan Gao, Xutang Tao, and Minhua Jiang  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 5, pp. 3320-3325 (2008)

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A new passively self-Q-switched Nd, Cr:GdVO4 laser crystal was grown by Czochralski method for the first time to our knowledge. Polarized absorption spectra were measured at room temperature. The absorption bands display polarization character and an absorption band of Cr5+ ions at 1110 nm enables the crystal to be a self-Q-switched laser material at 1.06 µm. In the passive self-Q-switching operation, the maximum output power, shortest pulse width, and largest pulse energy were obtained to be 265 mW, 230 ns, and 1.12 µJ, respectively.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3380) Lasers and laser optics : Laser materials
(140.3540) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, Q-switched

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: November 26, 2007
Revised Manuscript: February 11, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: February 22, 2008
Published: February 27, 2008

Haohai Yu, Huaijin Zhang, Zhengping Wang, Jiyang Wang, Yonggui Yu, Wenlan Gao, Xutang Tao, and Minhua Jiang, "Growth and passively self-Q-switched laser output of new Nd3+,Cr5+:GdVO4 crystal," Opt. Express 16, 3320-3325 (2008)

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