Diode-pumped passively Q-switched picosecond Nd:GDxY 1-xVO4 self-stimulated Raman laser

Yung-Fu Chen*, M. L. Ku, L. Y. Tsai, Y. C. Chen

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Abstract

An efficiency of 8.2% is demonstrated for a diode-pumped passively Q-switched self-stimulated Raman laser with an a-cut mixed vanadate crystal, Nd:Gd0.8Y0.2VO4. At 2.2 W of incident pump power, the self-stimulated Raman laser produces pulses as short as 660 ps at a Stokes wavelength of 1175 nm with 2.7 μJ of energy per pulse at a 66-kHz repetition rate.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2279-2281
Number of pages3
JournalOptics Letters
Volume29
Issue number19
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Oct 2004

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