A 7-W diode-pumped Nd:YVO4 cw laser at 1.34 μm
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- Di Lieto, A., Minguzzi, P., Pirastu, A. et al. Appl Phys B (2002) 75: 463. doi:10.1007/s00340-002-1040-3
A Nd:YVO4 laser, end-pumped by a fiber-coupled diode-laser array, generates 7.3 W of output power at 1342 nm, the highest so far reported for this host crystal. The slope efficiency is 40% and the output-beam divergence is close to the diffraction limit. An important point in attaining such results is the choice of crystals with low Nd concentration.