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Laser-diode-array-pumped pulsed Nd:YVO4 mini-disk laser
Author(s): Zhuang Zhuo; Tow Chong Chong; Chin Wee Kwek
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Paper Abstract

A pulsed Nd:YVO4 mini disc laser pumped by a laser diode array is reported in this paper based on the end-pumping configuration with the linear plane-parallel cavity and the V- folded cavities respectively. The input-output properties and the output beam are characterized, analyzed and compared. The optical-to-optical conversion efficiency is about 51% for the plane-parallel cavity, 48% for the V-folded plane-plane cavity and high up to 68% for the V-folded concave-plane cavity. The V-folded cavities offer good TEM00 mode while the linear plane-parallel cavity operates in a multi-mode statue.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 August 1998
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 3549, High-Power Lasers: Solid State, Gas, Excimer, and Other Advanced Lasers II, (7 August 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.344133
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Zhuang Zhuo, Data Storage Institute (Hong Kong)
Tow Chong Chong, Data Storage Institute (Singapore)
Chin Wee Kwek, Data Storage Institute (Singapore)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3549:
High-Power Lasers: Solid State, Gas, Excimer, and Other Advanced Lasers II
Sui-Sheng Mei; Keith A. Truesdell, Editor(s)

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