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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 31, Iss. 18 — Sep. 15, 2006
  • pp: 2731–2733

Nd : GdVO 4 as a three-level laser at 879 nm

E. Herault, F. Balembois, and P. Georges  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 31, Issue 18, pp. 2731-2733 (2006)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.31.002731


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Abstract

We present what we believe to be the first true three-level laser based on a Nd-doped crystal. From the F 3 2 4 I 9 2 4 laser transition, the lower laser level being the ground state, emission at 879 nm in NdGdVO 4 has been obtained with diode pumping. Up to 0.8 W of power has been achieved in cw operation and 24 μ J per pulse ( 35 ns ) in the Q-switched regime. Intracavity second-harmonic generation in the pulsed regime is also demonstrated with 178 mW of average output power at 439.5 nm , corresponding to an energy of 17 μ J per pulse.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3480) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, diode-pumped
(140.3530) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, neodymium

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: May 4, 2006
Revised Manuscript: June 23, 2002
Manuscript Accepted: June 26, 2006
Published: August 25, 2006

Citation
E. Herault, F. Balembois, and P. Georges, "Nd:GdVO4 as a three-level laser at 879 nm," Opt. Lett. 31, 2731-2733 (2006)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-31-18-2731

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