Diode-side-pumped continuous wave Nd3+: YVO4 self-Raman laser at 1176 nm
2015 (English)In: Optics Letters, ISSN 0146-9592, E-ISSN 1539-4794, Vol. 40, no 15, 3524-3527 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Here we report, to the best of our knowledge, the first diode-side-pumped continuous wave (cw) Nd+3: YVO4 self-Raman laser operating at 1176 nm. The compact cavity design is based on the total internal reflection of the laser beam at the pumped side of the Nd+3: YVO4 crystal. Configurations with a single bounce and a double bounce of the laser beam at the pumped faced have been characterized, providing a quasi-cw peak output power of more than 8 W (multimode) with an optical conversion efficiency of 11.5% and 3.7 W (TEM00) having an optical conversion efficiency of 5.4%, respectively. Cw output power of 1.8 W has been demonstrated.
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2015. Vol. 40, no 15, 3524-3527 p.
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IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-172705DOI: 10.1364/OL.40.003524ISI: 000358802800023PubMedID: 26258348ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84943178168OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-172705DiVA: diva2:850035
QC 201508312015-08-312015-08-272015-08-31Bibliographically approved