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  • Vol. 29, Iss. 22 — Nov. 15, 2004
  • pp: 2632–2634

Efficient 1521-nm Nd:GdVO4 Raman laser

Y. F. Chen  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 29, Issue 22, pp. 2632-2634 (2004)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.29.002632


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Abstract

An efficient compact diode-pumped actively Q-switched Nd:GdVO4 laser at 1521 nm is demonstrated by use of the nonlinear optical process of stimulated Raman scattering. With a 13.6-W diode pump power, greater than 1.18 W of 1521-nm average power at a repetition rate of 20 kHz is generated. At a repetition rate of 5 kHz, the pulse width is shorter than 5 ns and the peak power is higher than 20 kW.

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OCIS Codes
(140.0140) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers and laser optics
(140.3480) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, diode-pumped
(140.3550) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, Raman

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Y. F. Chen, "Efficient 1521-nm Nd:GdVO4 Raman laser," Opt. Lett. 29, 2632-2634 (2004)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-29-22-2632

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