Efficient diode double-end-pumped Nd:YVO4 laser operating at 1342nm

Hamish Ogilvy*, Michael J. Withford, Peter Dekker, James A. Piper

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    A Nd:YVO4 laser producing over 8W cw TEM00 at 1342nm with slope efficiency of 42% and optical to optical conversion efficiency of 33% has been demonstrated. Low neodymium doping concentration helps to reduce thermal loading in the laser crystal and increase achievable output power. While single end pumping approaches the crystal fracture limit, double-end-pumping effectively divides the thermal loading between the two ends of the laser crystal, allowing for reduced risk of fracture and greater power-scalability. Intracavity frequency doubling in LBO generated cw output powers over 900mW at 671nm.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)2411-2415
    Number of pages5
    JournalOptics Express
    Issue number19
    Publication statusPublished - 2003


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