Applied Physics B

, Volume 78, Issue 6, pp 685–687 | Cite as

Compact efficient self-frequency Raman conversion in diode-pumped passively Q-switched Nd:GdVO4 laser

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Abstract

I report the first demonstration of the generation of efficient sub-nanosecond self-stimulated Raman pulses by a diode-pumped passively Q-switched Nd:GdVO4/Cr4+:YAG laser. The conversion efficiency for the average power is 7% from pump diode input to self-Raman output and the slope efficiency is up to 14%. At an incident pump power of 2.0 W, the pulse duration, pulse energy, and peak power for the Stokes wavelength of 1175.6 nm were found to be 750 ps, 6.3 μJ, and 8.4 kW, respectively, with a pulse-repetition rate of 22 kHz.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of ElectrophysicsNational Chiao Tung UniversityHsinchuTaiwan

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