Applied Physics B

, Volume 86, Issue 3, pp 511–514 | Cite as

Diode-pumped continuous-wave Nd:YVO4 laser with self-frequency Raman conversion

  • V.N. Burakevich
  • V.A. Lisinetskii
  • A.S. Grabtchikov
  • A.A. Demidovich
  • V.A. Orlovich
  • V.N. Matrosov
Article

Abstract

Continuous-wave operation of a diode-pumped Nd:YVO4 laser with self-frequency Raman conversion is demonstrated. The threshold of Raman generation was measured to be 1.3 W of laser diode power. The maximum output power of Stokes radiation at the wavelength of 1177 nm was up to 50 mW at a laser diode pump power of 2.3 W, corresponding to the slope efficiency of 5%. The beam quality M2 of the Stokes radiation was about 1.4. The fluctuations of the Stokes power were minimised down to 4%.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • V.N. Burakevich
    • 1
  • V.A. Lisinetskii
    • 1
  • A.S. Grabtchikov
    • 1
  • A.A. Demidovich
    • 2
  • V.A. Orlovich
    • 1
  • V.N. Matrosov
    • 3
  1. 1.B.I. Stepanov Institute of PhysicsNational Academy of Sciences of BelarusMinskBelarus
  2. 2.LaserLab ELETTRA-SincrotroneBasovizzaItaly
  3. 3.SOLIX LtdMinskBelarus

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