An efficiency of 8.2% is demonstrated for a diode-pumped passively <i>Q</i>-switched self-stimulated Raman laser with an <i>a</i>-cut mixed vanadate crystal, Nd:Gd<sub>0.8</sub>Y<sub>0.2</sub>VO<sub>4</sub>. At 2.2 W of incident pump power, the self-stimulated Raman laser produces pulses as short as 660 ps at a Stokes wavelength of 1175 nm with 2.7 μJ of energy per pulse at a 66-kHz repetition rate.
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Y. F. Chen, M. L. Ku, L. Y. Tsai, and Y. C. Chen, "Diode-pumped passively Q-switched picosecond Nd:GDxY1-xVO4 self-stimulated Raman laser," Opt. Lett. 29, 2279-2281 (2004)