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Diode-pumped continuous-wave Nd:S-VAP/Nd:YVO4 hybrid laser
Author(s): Deyuan Shen; Jie Song; Cheng Li; Nam Seong Kim; Ken-ichi Ueda
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Paper Abstract

A laser-diode end-pumped continuous wave hybrid Nd:S-VAP and Nd:YVO4 laser was demonstrated. The two crystals were combined to construct a hybrid-crystal which has a broader effective absorption bandwidth. The hybrid laser can operate efficiently without the need to control the temperature of pump diode. In a combination with the c axes of Nd:S-VAP and Nd:YVO4 perpendicular to each other, the polarization states of the laser output can be selected by changing the pumping wavelength of laser diode. Thermal compensated hybrid- crystal concept has been proposed and discussed based on the combination of laser crystals with negative and positive thermal coefficient of the refractive indices.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 April 2000
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 3889, Advanced High-Power Lasers, (3 April 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.380890
Show Author Affiliations
Deyuan Shen, Univ. of Electro-Communications (Singapore)
Jie Song, Univ. of Electro-Communications (Japan)
Cheng Li, Univ. of Electro-Communications (Japan)
Nam Seong Kim, Univ. of Electro-Communications (United States)
Ken-ichi Ueda, Univ. of Electro-Communications (Japan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3889:
Advanced High-Power Lasers
Marek Osinski; Howard T. Powell; Koichi Toyoda, Editor(s)

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