Applied Physics B

, Volume 75, Issue 4, pp 463–466

A 7-W diode-pumped Nd:YVO4 cw laser at 1.34 μm

  • A. Di Lieto
  • P. Minguzzi
  • A. Pirastu
  • S. Sanguinetti
  • V. Magni

DOI: 10.1007/s00340-002-1040-3

Cite this article as:
Di Lieto, A., Minguzzi, P., Pirastu, A. et al. Appl Phys B (2002) 75: 463. doi:10.1007/s00340-002-1040-3

Abstract.

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.

PACS: 42.55.Rz; 42.55.Xi 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Di Lieto
    • 1
  • P. Minguzzi
    • 1
  • A. Pirastu
    • 1
  • S. Sanguinetti
    • 1
  • V. Magni
    • 2
  1. 1.Dipartimento di Fisica dell’Università di Pisa and Istituto Nazionale di Fisica della Materia, Via Buonarroti 2, 56127 Pisa, ItalyIT
  2. 2.Dipartimento di Fisica del Politecnico di Milano and Istituto Nazionale di Fisica della Materia, Piazza Leonardo da Vinci 32, 20133 Milano, ItalyIT

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