25 June 2003 High-power diffraction limited Nd:YVO4 lasers at 1.34 μm with compact resonators
Author Affiliations +
Proceedings Volume 4969, Laser Resonators and Beam Control VI; (2003) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.499279
Event: High-Power Lasers and Applications, 2003, San Jose, CA, United States
We describe the development of Nd:YVO4 lasers with continuous wave emission at 1.342 μm; theycon tain either one or two crystals which are longitudinally pumped by fiber-coupled diode laser arrays. The two systems deliver respectively 7.3 and 12.1 W of output power. The best slope efficiency is 40% and the output beam divergence is about two times the diffraction limit. The influence of the Nd concentration, of the pump spot-size, and of the resonator configuration on the lasing performances have been experimentally studied. We also present and discuss data on spectroscopic properties of the crystals and on the thermally induced lens.
© (2003) COPYRIGHT Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE). Downloading of the abstract is permitted for personal use only.
Alberto Di Lieto, Alberto Di Lieto, Paolo Minguzzi, Paolo Minguzzi, Vittorio C. Magni, Vittorio C. Magni, } "High-power diffraction limited Nd:YVO4 lasers at 1.34 μm with compact resonators", Proc. SPIE 4969, Laser Resonators and Beam Control VI, (25 June 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.499279; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.499279


Power scaling of Pr YAlO3 laser operating in CW regime...
Proceedings of SPIE (March 05 2013)
Diode-pumped lasers based on oxide crystals
Proceedings of SPIE (November 13 2003)
Crystals for lasers with diode pump
Proceedings of SPIE (March 10 1996)
3.5-W output, diode-pumped Q-switched 532-nm laser
Proceedings of SPIE (August 15 1994)
Nd:CSB-laser pumped by laser diode array
Proceedings of SPIE (December 28 1998)

Back to Top