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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 15 — Jul. 16, 2012
  • pp: 16524–16531

Thermal and laser characteristics of Nd doped La0.11Y0.89VO4 crystal

Honghao Xu, Haohai Yu, Zhengping Wang, Shuo Han, Yicheng Wang, Zhongben Pan, Yuanyuan Zhang, Shangqian Sun, Jiyang Wang, and Huaijin Zhang  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 15, pp. 16524-16531 (2012)

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A 0.3 at% Nd doped La0.11Y0.89VO4 mixed crystal was grown by the Czochralski method. The thermal properties including the thermal expansion coefficient, specific heat, thermal diffusion coefficient, and the thermal conductivity were systematically studied. Diode-pumped continuous-wave (CW) laser performance at 1.06 μm with a- and c-cut crystal were demonstrated, and the maximum output power is about 8.76 W, which is obtained at the incident power of 19.15 W. All the results show that Nd:La0.11Y0.89VO4 is an excellent crystal for application as high-power lasers. What’s more, different with the a-cut crystal, the laser spectrum of c-cut one is found to be dual-wavelength.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3530) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, neodymium
(160.3380) Materials : Laser materials

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: May 7, 2012
Revised Manuscript: June 28, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: June 30, 2012
Published: July 6, 2012

Honghao Xu, Haohai Yu, Zhengping Wang, Shuo Han, Yicheng Wang, Zhongben Pan, Yuanyuan Zhang, Shangqian Sun, Jiyang Wang, and Huaijin Zhang, "Thermal and laser characteristics of Nd doped La0.11Y0.89VO4 crystal," Opt. Express 20, 16524-16531 (2012)

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