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Optical Engineering

Lasing properties of diode-laser-pumped Nd:KGW
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Paper Abstract

The laser performance of Nd:KGW (neodymium-doped potassium gadolinium tungstate) end pumped by cw or quasi-cw high-power diode laser bars is studied and compared to Nd:YAG. In cw operation, thermal problems in Nd:KGW are quite important, whereas in quasi-cw operation, the optical and slope efficiencies attained with Nd:KGW are clearly better than with Nd:YAG.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 August 1995
PDF: 4 pages
Opt. Eng. 34(8) doi: 10.1117/12.201816
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 34, Issue 8
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Thomas Graf, Univ. of Berne (Switzerland)
Juerg E. Balmer, Univ. of Berne (Switzerland)


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