Applied Physics B

, Volume 88, Issue 1, pp 47–50

Power scale-up of the diode-pumped actively Q-switched Nd:YVO4 Raman laser with an undoped YVO4 crystal as a Raman shifter

Article

DOI: 10.1007/s00340-007-2648-0

Cite this article as:
Su, K., Chang, Y. & Chen, Y. Appl. Phys. B (2007) 88: 47. doi:10.1007/s00340-007-2648-0

Abstract

With an undoped YVO4 crystal as a Raman shifter, we substantially improved the reliability and the output performance of an actively Q-switched 1176-nm Nd:YVO4 Raman laser. With an incident pump power of 18.7 W, the average power is greater than 2.6 W at 80 kHz. The pulse width of the pulse envelope is shorter then 5 ns with mode-locked modulation. With an incident pump power of 12.7 W, the pulse energy and peak power is higher than 43 μJ and 14 kW at 40 kHz.

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© Springer-Verlag 2007

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of ElectrophysicsNational Chiao Tung UniversityHsinchuTaiwan

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