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3 April 2000 Growth of highly doped Nd:YAG laser crystals
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Proceedings Volume 3889, Advanced High-Power Lasers; (2000)
Event: Advanced High-Power Lasers and Applications, 1999, Osaka, Japan
During the last decade, Nd:YVO4 has been developed as a promising substitutes for Nd:YAG in diode-pumped lasers due to its high absorption and emission cross-sections. However, the applications of YVO4 are limited due to its poor physical- mechanical properties and growth difficulty etc. Now, in this present paper, we have developed the high-doped Nd:YAG(SUPER- Nd:YAG) crystals. It shows high absorption cross-section and has many advantages over Nd:YVO4: (1) Due to the cubic symmetry and high quality, Nd:YAG is easy to operate with TEM00 mode. (2) Nd:YAG can be Q-switched with Cr4+:YAG directly (sandwich). (3) Nd:YAG can produce blue laser with the frequency-doubling of 946 nm. (4) Nd:YAG can be operated in a very high power laser up to kW level.
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Jun Xu, Yongzong Zhou, Hongjun Li, and Peizhen Deng "Growth of highly doped Nd:YAG laser crystals", Proc. SPIE 3889, Advanced High-Power Lasers, (3 April 2000);


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