Pump wavelength options for Nd materials

Andrew Lee, Helen Pask, Peter Dekker, James A. Piper

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    Direct-diode pumping of Nd-based laser materials at 880 nm offers reduced thermal loading and improved system stability. In this paper we compare absorption properties of Nd:GdVO₄, Nd:YVO₄ and Nd:KGW at 808 nm and 880 nm, and we report improvements in the performance of a high-Q, high-power self-Raman laser in Nd:GdVO₄,pumped at 879 nm.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationAustralian Institute of Physics (AIP) 18th National Congress
    Subtitle of host publicationincorporating the 27th AINSE Plasma Science Conference : refereed papers
    Place of PublicationAdelaide
    PublisherCausal Productions ; Australian Institute of Physics
    Number of pages4
    ISBN (Print)1876346574
    Publication statusPublished - 2008
    EventAustralian Institute of Physics National Congress (18th : 2008) - Adelaide, SA
    Duration: 30 Nov 20085 Dec 2008


    ConferenceAustralian Institute of Physics National Congress (18th : 2008)
    CityAdelaide, SA


    • laser
    • direct-pumped
    • Raman
    • Nd:GdVO₄
    • Stokes
    • thermal


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