Applied Physics B

, Volume 69, Issue 3, pp 241–243

Diode-laser-array end-pumped 14.3-W CW Nd:GdVO4 solid-state laser at 1.06 μm

  • J. Liu
  • Z. Shao
  • H. Zhang
  • X. Meng
  • L. Zhu
  • M. Jiang
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DOI: 10.1007/s003400050800

Cite this article as:
Liu, J., Shao, Z., Zhang, H. et al. Appl Phys B (1999) 69: 241. doi:10.1007/s003400050800

Abstract.

A diode-laser-array end-pumped efficient CW Nd:GdVO4 laser at 1.06 μm has been developed. A low-order-mode output power of 14.3 W was obtained at the maximum available pump power of 26 W, giving an optical conversion efficiency of 55% and an average slope efficiency of 62%. The laser output beam quality factor at full pump power was determined to be M2<1.8. It is also shown that only lightly doped Nd:GdVO4 crystals are suitable for high-power end-pumped lasers.

PACS: 42.55.Rz 

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© Springer-Verlag 1999

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Liu
    • 1
  • Z. Shao
    • 1
  • H. Zhang
    • 1
  • X. Meng
    • 1
  • L. Zhu
    • 1
  • M. Jiang
    • 1
  1. 1.National Laboratory of Crystal Materials, Shandong University, Jinan 250100, P.R. ChinaCN

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