Power scale-up of the diode-pumped actively Q-switched Nd:YVO4 Raman laser with an undoped YVO4 crystal as a Raman shifter

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

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Abstract

With an undoped YVO4 crystal as a Raman shifter, we substantially improved the reliability and the output performance of an actively Q-switched 1176-nm Nd:YVO4 Raman laser. With an incident pump power of 18.7 W, the average power is greater than 2.6 W at 80 kHz. The pulse width of the pulse envelope is shorter then 5 ns with mode-locked modulation. With an incident pump power of 12.7 W, the pulse energy and peak power is higher than 43 μJ and 14 kW at 40 kHz.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)47-50
Number of pages4
JournalApplied Physics B: Lasers and Optics
Volume88
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jun 2007

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