Comparison of thermal lensing effects between single-end and double-end diffusion-bonded Nd:YVO4 crystals for4F 3/24I11/2 and4F 3/24I13/2 transitions

Y. T. Chang, Y. P. Huang, Kuan-Wei Su, Yung-Fu Chen

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Abstract

The effective focal lengths of thermal lens in diode-end-pumped continuous-wave Nd:YVO4 lasers for the 4F 3/24I11/2 and 4F 3/24I13/2 transitions were determined. The experimental results revealed that the thermal lensing effect for the 4F3/24I11/2 transition can be sufficiently improved by employing a single-end diffusion-bonded Nd:YVO 4 crystal replacing a conventional Nd:YVO4 crystal. However, using a double-end diffusion-bonded Nd:YVO4 crystal was a great improvement over a single-end diffusion-bonded Nd:YVO4 crystal for the 4F3/24I13/2 transition with stronger thermal lensing effect.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)21155-21160
Number of pages6
JournalOptics Express
Volume16
Issue number25
DOIs
StatePublished - 8 Dec 2008

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