Applied Physics B

, Volume 64, Issue 4, pp 503–506

Comparative laser study of Nd:KGW and Nd:YAG near 1.3 μm

  • O. Musset
  • J. P. Boquillon

DOI: 10.1007/s003400050206

Cite this article as:
Musset, O. & Boquillon, J. Appl Phys B (1997) 64: 503. doi:10.1007/s003400050206


A comparative study of Nd:KGW and Nd:YAG laser crystals pumped by flashlamp has been conducted near 1.3 μm with output energy up to 1 J and at a repetition rate up to 50 Hz. An average power of 23 W for KGW in free-running mode was achieved with a total efficiency better than 2.8 % for the Nd:KGW and 1.8 % for the Nd:YAG.

PACS:42.55. Rz 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • O. Musset
    • 1
  • J. P. Boquillon
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratoire de Physique de l'Université de Bourgogne Faculté Sciences Mirande, BP 400, 21011 DIJON Cedex, France (Fax: +33-380395971)FR

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