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  • Vol. 28, Iss. 23 — Dec. 1, 2003
  • pp: 2330–2332

Improvement of passive Q-switching performance reached with a new Nd-doped mixed vanadate crystal Nd:Gd0.64Y0.36VO4

Junhai Liu, Zhengping Wang, Xianlin Meng, Zongshu Shao, Bernd Ozygus, Adalbert Ding, and Horst Weber  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 28, Issue 23, pp. 2330-2332 (2003)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.28.002330


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Abstract

Passive Q-switching performance was found to be greatly improved by use of a new Nd-doped mixed vanadate crystal Nd:Gd0.64Y0.36VO4 compared with that achieved with Nd:YVO4 and Nd:GdVO4. At an absorbed pump power of 12 W, an average output power of 2.78 W was obtained at a pulse repetition frequency of 15.4 kHz with an optical conversion efficiency of 23.2%, and the slope efficiency was determined to be 45.5%. The resulting pulse energy, peak power, and pulse width were 181μJ, 26.6 kW, and 6.8 ns, respectively.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3380) Lasers and laser optics : Laser materials
(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

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Junhai Liu, Zhengping Wang, Xianlin Meng, Zongshu Shao, Bernd Ozygus, Adalbert Ding, and Horst Weber, "Improvement of passive Q-switching performance reached with a new Nd-doped mixed vanadate crystal Nd:Gd0.64Y0.36VO4," Opt. Lett. 28, 2330-2332 (2003)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-28-23-2330

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