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Applied Physics B

, Volume 106, Issue 2, pp 309–313 | Cite as

Performance improvement of high repetition rate electro-optical cavity-dumped Nd:GdVO4 laser

  • X. Yu
  • C. Wang
  • Y. F. MaEmail author
  • F. Chen
  • R. P. Yan
  • X. D. Li
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Abstract

We improved the electro-optical cavity-dumped Nd:GdVO4 laser performance at high repetition rates by employing continuous-grown GdVO4/Nd:GdVO4 composite crystal under 879 nm diode-laser pumping. A constant 3.8 ns duration pulsed laser was obtained and the repetition rate could reach up to 100 kHz with a maximum average output power of 13.1 W and a slope efficiency of 56.4%, corresponding to a peak power of 34.4 kW.

Keywords

Diode-pumped laser Electro-optical Q-switched Cavity-dumped 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • X. Yu
    • 1
  • C. Wang
    • 1
  • Y. F. Ma
    • 1
    Email author
  • F. Chen
    • 1
  • R. P. Yan
    • 1
  • X. D. Li
    • 1
  1. 1.National Key Laboratory of Science and Technology on Tunable LaserHarbin Institute of TechnologyHarbinP.R. China

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