, Volume 95, Issue 1, pp 69-73
Date: 03 Mar 2009

Characterization of 1.06 μm optical vortex laser based on a side-pumped Nd:GdVO4 bounce oscillator

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We directly produced for the first time a high-power 1.06 μm vortex mode from a diode-pumped Nd:GdVO4 bounce amplifier. A maximum output of 17.8 W was achieved for a pump power of 55 W. The corresponding optical efficiency from the diode to the output was above 30%.