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  • Vol. 25, Iss. 14 — Jul. 15, 2000
  • pp: 1016–1018

Efficient high-power diode-end-pumped TEM00 Nd:YVO4 laser with a planar cavity

Yung-Fu Chen, Y. P. Lan, and S. C. Wang  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 25, Issue 14, pp. 1016-1018 (2000)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.25.001016


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Abstract

We demonstrate a compact and efficient diode-end-pumped TEM>00 laser with output power of 30 W for 48 W of incident pump power by use of two coated Nd:YVO> 4 crystals to form a thermally stabilized flat–flat cavity. In Q -switched operation 25 W of average power at a pulse-repetition rate of 100 kHz and ∼0.9-mJ pulse energy at a pulse-repetition rate of 10 kHz were produced.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3480) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, diode-pumped
(140.3540) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, Q-switched

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Yung-Fu Chen, Y. P. Lan, and S. C. Wang, "Efficient high-power diode-end-pumped TEM00 Nd:YVO4 laser with a planar cavity," Opt. Lett. 25, 1016-1018 (2000)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-25-14-1016

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