1 August 1995 Lasing properties of diode-laser-pumped Nd:KGW
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Optical Engineering, 34(8), (1995). doi:10.1117/12.201816
Abstract
The laser performance of Nd:KGW (neodymium-doped potassium gadolinium tungstate) end pumped by cw or quasi-cw high-power diode laser bars is studied and compared to Nd:YAG. In cw operation, thermal problems in Nd:KGW are quite important, whereas in quasi-cw operation, the optical and slope efficiencies attained with Nd:KGW are clearly better than with Nd:YAG.
Thomas Graf, Juerg E. Balmer, "Lasing properties of diode-laser-pumped Nd:KGW," Optical Engineering 34(8), (1 August 1995). http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.201816
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Continuous wave operation

Nd:YAG lasers

Semiconductor lasers

Gadolinium

High power lasers

Potassium

Quasi continuous wave operation

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