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  • Vol. 29, Iss. 2 — Jan. 15, 2004
  • pp: 168–170

Continuous-wave and pulsed laser performance of Nd:LuVO4 crystal

Junhai Liu, Huaijin Zhang, Zhengping Wang, Jiyang Wang, Zongshu Shao, Minhua Jiang, and Horst Weber  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 29, Issue 2, pp. 168-170 (2004)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.29.000168


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Abstract

We report continuous-wave and actively Q -switched laser performance achieved with Nd:LuVO4 crystal for the 4F3/24I11/2 transition (corresponding wavelength of 1065.8 nm) under high-power diode pumping. Continuous-wave output power of 12.55 W is obtained with an optical conversion efficiency of 50.2%. In actively Q-switched operation the average output power reaches 5.42 W at a pulse repetition frequency of 40 kHz with 18 W of pump power incident upon the crystal, yielding an optical conversion efficiency of 30.1%. The pulse energy and peak power reach 138 μJ and 16.2 kW, respectively, at a pulse repetition frequency of 25 kHz under a pump power of 14.2 W; the pulse duration is 8.5 ns.

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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, Huaijin Zhang, Zhengping Wang, Jiyang Wang, Zongshu Shao, Minhua Jiang, and Horst Weber, "Continuous-wave and pulsed laser performance of Nd:LuVO4 crystal," Opt. Lett. 29, 168-170 (2004)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-29-2-168


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