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1 August 2007 Diode pumped neodymium-based thin disk lasers
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Proceedings Volume 6785, ROMOPTO 2006: Eighth Conference on Optics; 678504 (2007)
Event: ROMOPTO 2006: Eighth Conference on Optics, 2006, Sibiu, Romania
The output performances of thin disk lasers with Nd-based gain media are investigated under multi-pass pumping with diode lasers at 808 nm into the 4F5/2 level and directly into the upper 4F3/2 emitting level. Continuous-wave operation with powers in excess of 10 W at 1.06 μm, and in the watt-region at 0.94 μm in Nd:YAG and at 0.91 μm in Nd:YVO4 and Nd:GdVO4 is obtained. Intracavity frequency doubling of the 0.91-μm emitting Nd:vanadates lasers generate 'deep-blue' light in excess of 1 W under pumping into the 4F5/2 level; results on blue-emitting thin disk lasers that are pumped at ~0.88 μm into the 4F3/2 emitting level are presented for the first time. Simultaneous dual-wavelength emission on the 4F3/24I9/2 quasi-three-level transition and the 4F3/24I11/2 four-level transition is demonstrated from all these media.
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Nicolaie Pavel, Kai Lünstedt, Klaus Petermann, and Günter Huber "Diode pumped neodymium-based thin disk lasers", Proc. SPIE 6785, ROMOPTO 2006: Eighth Conference on Optics, 678504 (1 August 2007);


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