Growth and laser properties of laser crystal Nd: Gd0.8La0.2VO4

Huaijin Zhang, Xianlin Meng, Li Zhu, Changqing Wang, Pu Wang, Hongzhen Zhang, Y. T. Chow, Judith Dawes

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Abstract

Nd : Gd0.8La0.2VO4 single crystal with zircon structure was successfully grown by the Czochralski method, and the lattice constants are a = b = 0.7239(1) nm, c = 0.6360(1) nm. The polarization absorption spectra were measured from 400 to 850 nm, the polarization emission spectra from 1053 to 1075 nm are measured. 948 mW power laser at 1.06 μm was achieved with 1 mm thick Nd : Gd0.8La0.2VO4 crystal sample when pumped by a 1.9 W cw laser diode.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)370-373
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Crystal Growth
Volume193
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 1998

Keywords

  • Crystal growth
  • Laser performance
  • Nd : GdLaVO crystal
  • Spectroscopy

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