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  • Vol. 29, Iss. 16 — Aug. 13, 2004
  • pp: 1915–1917

High-power diode-pumped actively Q-switched Nd:YVO4 self-Raman laser: influence of dopant concentration

Y. F. Chen  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 29, Issue 16, pp. 1915-1917 (2004)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.29.001915


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Abstract

Efficient self-Raman frequency conversion from a diode-pumped actively Q -switched Nd:YVO4 laser at 1064 nm to Stokes emission at 1176 nm is achieved for the first time to the author's knowledge. With a 0.2-at.% Nd:YVO4 crystal, greater than 1.5 W of power at a wavelength of 1176 nm at a repetition rate of 20 kHz was generated with a diode pump power of 10.8 W, corresponding to a conversion of 13.9%. Pulse width and peak power were 18 ns and 4.2 kW, respectively.

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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, "High-power diode-pumped actively Q-switched Nd:YVO4 self-Raman laser: influence of dopant concentration," Opt. Lett. 29, 1915-1917 (2004)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-29-16-1915


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