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Growth of highly doped Nd:YAG laser crystals
Author(s): Jun Xu; Yongzong Zhou; Hongjun Li; Peizhen Deng
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Paper Abstract

During the last decade, Nd:YVO4 has been developed as a promising substitutes for Nd:YAG in diode-pumped lasers due to its high absorption and emission cross-sections. However, the applications of YVO4 are limited due to its poor physical- mechanical properties and growth difficulty etc. Now, in this present paper, we have developed the high-doped Nd:YAG(SUPER- Nd:YAG) crystals. It shows high absorption cross-section and has many advantages over Nd:YVO4: (1) Due to the cubic symmetry and high quality, Nd:YAG is easy to operate with TEM00 mode. (2) Nd:YAG can be Q-switched with Cr4+:YAG directly (sandwich). (3) Nd:YAG can produce blue laser with the frequency-doubling of 946 nm. (4) Nd:YAG can be operated in a very high power laser up to kW level.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 April 2000
PDF: 2 pages
Proc. SPIE 3889, Advanced High-Power Lasers, (3 April 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.380912
Show Author Affiliations
Jun Xu, Shanghai Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics (China)
Yongzong Zhou, Shanghai Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics (China)
Hongjun Li, Shanghai Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics (China)
Peizhen Deng, Shanghai Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics (China)

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

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