28 February 2014 Modeling of a CW Nd:YVO4 laser longitudinally pumped by high power VCSEL modules at 808 nm
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In this work longitudinal pumping of a continuous wave (CW) Nd:YVO4 laser by high power VCSEL modules was numerically studied. Two VCSEL pump modules (6 W and 15 W) were compared. The maximum output power from a Nd:YVO4 crystal using these pump modules was calculated to be 2.5 W and 6 W, respectively, using a 10 % output coupler. The slope and optical-to-optical efficiencies in both cases were around 47% and 40%, respectively. The performance of Nd:YVO4 crystal was found to be better than that of Nd:YAG crystal. Our numerical results indicate that VCSELs can serve as efficient pump sources for the end-pumped CW Nd:YVO4 lasers.
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E. Alimohammadian, E. Alimohammadian, A. Major, A. Major, } "Modeling of a CW Nd:YVO4 laser longitudinally pumped by high power VCSEL modules at 808 nm", Proc. SPIE 8959, Solid State Lasers XXIII: Technology and Devices, 89591D (28 February 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2036813; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2036813
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