28 February 2006 Laser properties of mixed Nd:Y1-xGdx VO4 with different crystal compositions
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Abstract
With Gd ions replacing a fraction of Y ions in Nd:YVO4 crystal, a new class of mixed gadolinium yttrium vanadate crystals Nd:Y1-xGdxVO4 is formed with adjustable laser parameters. As a result, a new laser crystal may be produced with optimized stimulated cross-section and fluorescence lifetime. In this paper, important laser parameters, such as material thermal properties, laser slope efficiency, and overall optical-to-optical efficiency, of new mixed vanadate crystals Nd:Y1-xGdxVO4 were investigated with different Nd doping levels as well as different yttrium and gadolinium composition ratios. Comparative studies will be presented in reference to better known laser crystals like Nd:YVO4 and Nd:GdVO4 crystals.
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Y. Tang, Y. Tang, X. Wang, X. Wang, S. Tang, S. Tang, N. Fernelius, N. Fernelius, } "Laser properties of mixed Nd:Y1-xGdx VO4 with different crystal compositions", Proc. SPIE 6100, Solid State Lasers XV: Technology and Devices, 610013 (28 February 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.644878; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.644878
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