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End-pumped Q-switched Nd:YVO4 laser
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Paper Abstract

A laser diode end-pumped Q-switched Nd:YVO4 laser operating over a 25% to 100% duty cycle range has been built and characterised. A maximum average output power of 24.5 W has been achieved at an optical-to-optical conversion efficiency of 43%, with a beam quality factor M2 of 1.1.

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Date Published: 5 October 2006
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 6397, Technologies for Optical Countermeasures III, 639705 (5 October 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.688749
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Ian Elder, SELEX Sensors and Airborne Systems Ltd. (United Kingdom)
David Legge, SELEX Sensors and Airborne Systems Ltd. (United Kingdom)
James Beedell, SELEX Sensors and Airborne Systems Ltd. (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6397:
Technologies for Optical Countermeasures III
David H. Titterton, Editor(s)

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