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Efficient diode-pumped Nd:KGd(WO4)2 laser grown by top nucleated floating crystal method
Author(s): Georges Boulon; G. Metrat; N. Muhlstein; Alain Brenier; Leonid Kravchik; Yehoshua Y. Kalisky
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Paper Abstract

Diode pumping of a stress-free, Nd(5%at.):KGd(WO4)2, grown by top nucleated floating crystal (TNFC) method, is presented. The diode-pumped laser was operated both in the free-running and passively Q-switched operating modes. Under optimized conditions of resonator and optics, the disk (1.3 mm in thickness), produced at room temperature an efficient free-running, TEM00 output with maximum power of 0.4 W, with 75% slope efficiency and 51% total laser efficiency. The results presented here indicate the potential Nd:KGd(WO4)2 crystals grown by TNFC growth method, as candidates for concentrated, stress free diode pumped microlasers in a large variety of wavelengths, including the eye-safe range.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 April 2003
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 5131, Third GR-I International Conference on New Laser Technologies and Applications, (9 April 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.513519
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Georges Boulon, Univ. Claude Bernard Lyon I (France)
G. Metrat, Univ. Claude Bernard Lyon I (France)
N. Muhlstein, Univ. Claude Bernard Lyon I (France)
Alain Brenier, Univ. Claude Bernard Lyon I (France)
Leonid Kravchik, Arava Laser Lab. (Israel)
Yehoshua Y. Kalisky, Elop-Electrooptical Industries Ltd. (Israel)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5131:
Third GR-I International Conference on New Laser Technologies and Applications
Alexis Carabelas; Giuseppe Baldacchini; Paolo Di Lazzaro; Dimitrios Zevgolis, Editor(s)

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