Applied Physics B

, Volume 90, Issue 3–4, pp 445–449 | Cite as

Passive Q-switching of a diode-side-pumped Nd-doped mixed gadolinium yttrium vanadate bounce laser

  • T. OmatsuEmail author
  • A. Minassian
  • M.J. Damzen


High power passive Q-switching was achieved with a pulse width of 18–32 ns by using a diode-side-pumped Nd:Gd0.6Y0.4VO4 bounce amplifier. An average output power of > 8 W was obtained at a pump power of 39 W. The peak power of the Q-switched output was adjusted within 1.9–5.2 kW by changing the Nd concentration. The mixed vanadates showed significantly higher Q-switching performances in comparison with pure Nd:GdVO4.


Pump Power Output Coupler Saturable Absorber Pulse Repetition Frequency Average Output Power 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Graduate School of Advanced Integration ScienceChiba UniversityChibaJapan
  2. 2.Department of PhysicsImperial College LondonLondonUK

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