Diode side pumped, quasi-CW Nd:YVO4 self-Raman laser operating at 1176 nm

Cristine Calil Kores, Dimitri Geskus, Helen Margaret Pask, Niklaus Ursus Wetter

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In this work we demonstrate for the first time, to the best of our knowledge, quasi-continuous wave (qcw) laser operation of a diode-side-pumped Nd:YVO4 self-Raman laser operating at 1176 nm. The double beam mode controlling (DBMC) technique used in this work allows fundamental mode laser oscillation, resulting in a beam quality M2 of 2.42 and 2.18 in the horizontal and vertical directions, respectively. More than 3.5 W of peak output power at 1176 nm was achieved with TEM00 laser mode, corresponding to an optical conversion efficiency of 5.4%. With multimode operation, more than 8W of peak output power was achieved, corresponding to 11.7% optical conversion efficiency.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNonlinear Frequency Generation and Conversion
Subtitle of host publicationMaterials, Devices, and Applications XIV
EditorsKonstantin L. Vodopyanov
Place of PublicationBellingham, Washington
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781628414370
Publication statusPublished - 2015
EventNonlinear Frequency Generation and Conversion: Materials, Devices, and Applications XIV - San Francisco, United States
Duration: 9 Feb 201512 Feb 2015

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE
ISSN (Print)0277-786X


OtherNonlinear Frequency Generation and Conversion: Materials, Devices, and Applications XIV
CountryUnited States
CitySan Francisco


  • DBMC technique
  • Nd:YVO
  • Raman lasers
  • Self-Raman Lasers
  • Side-pumped Raman Lasers

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