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  • Vol. 28, Iss. 2 — Jan. 15, 2003
  • pp: 87–89

Electro-optically Q-switched NdYVO 4 slab laser with a high repetition rate and a short pulse width

Keming Du, Daijun Li, Hengli Zhang, Peng Shi, Xiaoyu Wei, and Robert Diart  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 28, Issue 2, pp. 87-89 (2003)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.28.000087


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Abstract

We report on a compact and highly efficient diode-end-pumped TEM>00 Nd:YVO4 slab laser with an output power of 103 W and beam quality M2≤≦1.5 . The optical-to-optical efficiency was 41.5%. In electro-optically Q -switched operation, 83 W of average power at a pulse-repetition rate of 50 kHz with a pulse length of 11.3 ns was obtained. At a pulse-repetition rate of 10 kHz, 5.6 mJ of pulse energy, and 870 kW of peak power were measured.

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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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Keming Du, Daijun Li, Hengli Zhang, Peng Shi, Xiaoyu Wei, and Robert Diart, "Electro-optically Q-switched NdYVO 4 slab laser with a high repetition rate and a short pulse width," Opt. Lett. 28, 87-89 (2003)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-28-2-87


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