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Lasing properties of Nd:YVO4 crystals based on growth axes
Author(s): Patrick I. Woody; M. Yasin Akhtar Raja; Michael F. Shone
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Paper Abstract

We compare the laser performance of a-axis and c-axis grown Nd:YVO4 crystals produced by the Czochralski method, and quantify the internal losses in the crystals. Crystal sets of 0.7%, and 0.27% Nd3+ dopant concentration were measured in a laser cavity pumped by an 808 nm diode laser. For both sets, the a-axis grown crystals showed higher peak power outputs, higher slope efficiencies, and lower losses.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 February 2003
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 4833, Applications of Photonic Technology 5, (17 February 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.474745
Show Author Affiliations
Patrick I. Woody, Univ. of North Carolina/Charlotte (United States)
M. Yasin Akhtar Raja, Univ. of North Carolina/Charlotte (United States)
Michael F. Shone, Northrop Grumman Poly-Scientific (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4833:
Applications of Photonic Technology 5
Roger A. Lessard; George A. Lampropoulos; Gregory W. Schinn, Editor(s)

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