We demonstrate a compact and efficient diode-end-pumped TEM><sub>00</sub> laser with output power of 30 W for 48 W of incident pump power by use of two coated Nd:YVO> <sub>4</sub> 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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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)