Applied Physics B

, Volume 103, Issue 3, pp 559–562 | Cite as

Efficient continuous-wave YVO4/Nd:YVO4 Raman laser at 1176 nm

  • H. Y. Zhu
  • Y. M. Duan
  • G. Zhang
  • C. H. Huang
  • Y. Wei
  • W. D. Chen
  • L. X. Huang
  • Y. D. Huang
Article

Abstract

We present a simple and compact continuous-wave (CW) 1176 nm laser based on self-frequency Raman conversion in continuous-grown YVO4/Nd:YVO4 composite crystal. With a composite crystal 30 mm in length, a maximum output power up to 1.84 W was achieved at the incident diode pump power of 23.6 W. Corresponding to overall optical conversion, the efficiency was 7.8% and the slope efficiency was 8.5%. The conversion efficiency has been doubled compared with the conventional Nd:YVO4 CW self-frequency Raman laser. The excellent performance of this laser shows that the long continuous-grown YVO4/Nd:YVO4 composite crystal is promising in the application of CW Raman lasers and ideal for miniaturization.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • H. Y. Zhu
    • 1
  • Y. M. Duan
    • 1
  • G. Zhang
    • 1
  • C. H. Huang
    • 1
  • Y. Wei
    • 1
  • W. D. Chen
    • 1
  • L. X. Huang
    • 1
  • Y. D. Huang
    • 1
  1. 1.Key Laboratory of Optoelectronic Materials Chemistry and PhysicsFujian Institute of Research on the Structure of Matter, Chinese Academy of SciencesFuzhouChina

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