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Simple high-efficiency diode-pumped Nd:YVO4 slab laser
Author(s): Prasanta Kundu; Joseph S. Chakkalakal; Chandrashekaran Natarajan
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Paper Abstract

A diode laser-pumped Nd: YVO4 slab laser with side pumping configuration is presented in this paper. A folded confocal resonator configuration produces a maximum of 7mJ multi mode laser energy for the output coupler reflectivity of 70%. The optical-to-optical conversion efficiency of 29.86%. and slope efficiency of 35.6% are reported in this investigation. Straightthrough resonator arrangement and directly side-coupled technique provjde high efficiency with design simplicity of this laser.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 April 2001
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 4267, Solid State Lasers X, (16 April 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.424601
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Prasanta Kundu, Institute of Armament and Technology (India)
Joseph S. Chakkalakal, Institute of Armament and Technology (India)
Chandrashekaran Natarajan, Institute of Armament and Technology (India)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4267:
Solid State Lasers X
Richard Scheps, Editor(s)

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