, Volume 64, Issue 4, pp 503-506

Comparative laser study of Nd:KGW and Nd:YAG near 1.3 μm

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Abstract.

A comparative study of Nd:KGW and Nd:YAG laser crystals pumped by flashlamp has been conducted near 1.3 μm with output energy up to 1 J and at a repetition rate up to 50 Hz. An average power of 23 W for KGW in free-running mode was achieved with a total efficiency better than 2.8 % for the Nd:KGW and 1.8 % for the Nd:YAG.

Received: 9 December 1996 / Revised version: 10 February 1997