Pump wavelength options for Nd materials

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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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