9 April 2003 Efficient diode-pumped Nd:KGd(WO4)2 laser grown by top nucleated floating crystal method
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Proceedings Volume 5131, Third GR-I International Conference on New Laser Technologies and Applications; (2003); doi: 10.1117/12.513519
Event: Third GR-I International Conference on New Laser Technologies and Applications, 2003, San Diego, CA, United States
Abstract
Diode pumping of a stress-free, Nd(5%at.):KGd(WO4)2, grown by top nucleated floating crystal (TNFC) method, is presented. The diode-pumped laser was operated both in the free-running and passively Q-switched operating modes. Under optimized conditions of resonator and optics, the disk (1.3 mm in thickness), produced at room temperature an efficient free-running, TEM00 output with maximum power of 0.4 W, with 75% slope efficiency and 51% total laser efficiency. The results presented here indicate the potential Nd:KGd(WO4)2 crystals grown by TNFC growth method, as candidates for concentrated, stress free diode pumped microlasers in a large variety of wavelengths, including the eye-safe range.
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Georges Boulon, G. Metrat, N. Muhlstein, Alain Brenier, Leonid Kravchik, Yehoshua Y. Kalisky, "Efficient diode-pumped Nd:KGd(WO4)2 laser grown by top nucleated floating crystal method", Proc. SPIE 5131, Third GR-I International Conference on New Laser Technologies and Applications, (9 April 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.513519; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.513519
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