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Efficient diode-pumped Nd:YVO4 continuous-wave laser at 1.34 μm

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Abstract:

We report a high-power continuous-wave(cw) diode-pumped efficient 1.34 μm Nd:YVO4 laser. The laser properties of a low Nd3+-doped concentration of the Nd:YVO4 crystal operating at 1.34 μm formed with a simple plane-concave cavity have been demonstrated. With the incident pump power of 22 W, an output power of 8.24 W was obtained, giving an optical conversion efficiency of 37.5% and slope efficiency of 40%. The thermal effects of cw end-pumped solid-state lasers were studied.

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1078/0030-4026-00538

Affiliations: Shandong Normal University, College of Physics and Electronics, Jinan 250014, China

Publication date: 2004-12-01

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