Applied Physics B

, Volume 90, Issue 3, pp 445–449

Passive Q-switching of a diode-side-pumped Nd-doped mixed gadolinium yttrium vanadate bounce laser


DOI: 10.1007/s00340-007-2909-y

Cite this article as:
Omatsu, T., Minassian, A. & Damzen, M. Appl. Phys. B (2008) 90: 445. doi:10.1007/s00340-007-2909-y


High power passive Q-switching was achieved with a pulse width of 18–32 ns by using a diode-side-pumped Nd:Gd0.6Y0.4VO4 bounce amplifier. An average output power of > 8 W was obtained at a pump power of 39 W. The peak power of the Q-switched output was adjusted within 1.9–5.2 kW by changing the Nd concentration. The mixed vanadates showed significantly higher Q-switching performances in comparison with pure Nd:GdVO4.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Graduate School of Advanced Integration ScienceChiba UniversityChibaJapan
  2. 2.Department of PhysicsImperial College LondonLondonUK