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Growth and Q-switching performance on mixed laser crystal Nd0.0053(Gd0.42Y0.58)0.9947VO4
Author(s): H. Zh. Xu; L. J. Qin; Zh. Wang; S. Ping
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Paper Abstract

A mixed laser crystal of Nd0.0053(Gd0.42Y0.58)0.9947VO4 has been successfully grown by the Czochralski method. The special properties of this crystal have also been measured. Formed with a simple concave-plano resonator, passive Q-switching operation of a diode-pumped Nd0.0053(Gd0.42Y0.58)0.9947VO4 laser with Cr4+:YAG has been demonstrated. For Q-switched operation, the maximum average power was measured to be 1.11W with the corresponding repetition rate of 10 kHz, the pulse width of 10 ns when the initial transmission of Cr4+:YAG crystal was 60%. Meanwhile, the largest pulse energy of 111 μJ and the highest peak power of 14.61 kW were obtained.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 December 2005
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 6028, ICO20: Lasers and Laser Technologies, 602808 (14 December 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.667122
Show Author Affiliations
H. Zh. Xu, Yantai Univ. (China)
L. J. Qin, Yantai Univ. (China)
Zh. Wang, Yantai Univ. (China)
S. Ping, Nanyang Technological Univ. (Singapore)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6028:
ICO20: Lasers and Laser Technologies
Y. C. Chen; Dianyuan Fan; Chunqing Gao; Shouhuan Zhou, Editor(s)

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