High-power diode-end-pumped laser with multisegmented Nd-doped yttrium vanadate

Y. J. Huang, Yung-Fu Chen

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Abstract

A Nd:YVO4 crystal consisting of three segments with different doping concentrations is originally developed for power scaling in diodeend-pumped solid-state laser. We systematically make a comparison of laser characteristics between the multi-segmented and conventional composite crystals to show the feasibility of using gain medium with multiple doping concentrations for power scale-up in end-pumped laser without introducing significant thermally accompanied effects. We further construct a dual-end-pumped actively Q-switched oscillator at 1064 nm to verify the usefulness of our crystal design, where the largest pulse energy of 1.06 mJ and the highest output power of 45 W are efficiently generated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)16063-16068
Number of pages6
JournalOptics Express
Volume21
Issue number13
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jul 2013

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