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  • Vol. 29, Iss. 11 — Jun. 1, 2004
  • pp: 1251–1253

Efficient subnanosecond diode-pumped passively Q-switched Nd:YVO4 self-stimulated Raman laser

Y. F. Chen  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 29, Issue 11, pp. 1251-1253 (2004)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.29.001251


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Abstract

Generation of efficient subnanosecond self-stimulated Raman pulses by a diode-pumped passively Q -switched Nd:YVO 4/Cr 4+:YAG laser is demonstrated. Experimental results reveal that self-frequency Raman conversion can be achieved with a c -cut Nd:YVO 4 crystal in a nearly hemispherical cavity. At 2.0 W of incident pump power, the self-stimulated Raman laser produces stable 710-ps pulses at a Stokes wavelength of 1178.6 nm with 7.2µJ of pulse energy at a 17-kHz repetition rate.

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OCIS Codes
(140.0140) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers and laser optics
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing

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Y. F. Chen, "Efficient subnanosecond diode-pumped passively Q-switched Nd:YVO4 self-stimulated Raman laser," Opt. Lett. 29, 1251-1253 (2004)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-29-11-1251


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