12 December 2006 Characteristics of pulsed/cw vanadate lasers operating at 2 micron
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We developed a diode-side-pumped Tm:GdVO4 laser with a conductively cooled pump head as a pump source of a Ho laser. The laser produced an output energy of 32 mJ at a pulse repetition frequency of 5 Hz. In addition, continuous-wave operation was demonstrated in a Tm,Ho:GdVO4 microchip laser. An output power of 0.43 W and a slope efficiency of 33% were achieved near room temperature.
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Atsushi Sato, Kazuhiro Asai, Shoken Ishii, Kohei Mizutani, Toshikazu Itabe, "Characteristics of pulsed/cw vanadate lasers operating at 2 micron", Proc. SPIE 6409, Lidar Remote Sensing for Environmental Monitoring VII, 640916 (12 December 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.694189; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.694189
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