Abstract

We report the performance of a Nd:YVO4 laser, which uses cw Ti:sapphire pumping, for a range of pumping wavelengths, polarizations, and crystal temperatures.

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  1. A. A. Kaminskii, Laser Crystals, Their Physics and Properties, 2nd ed. (Springer-Verlag, New York, 1990), Chap. 3, p. 99.
  2. N. P. Barnes, M. E. Storm, P. L. Cross, M. W. Skolaut, “Efficiency of Nd laser materials with laser diode pumping,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 26, 558–568 (1990).
    [CrossRef]
  3. G. J. Kintz, T. Baer, “Single-frequency operation in solid-state laser materials with short absorption depths,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 26, 1457–1459 (1990).
    [CrossRef]
  4. T. Taira, A. Mukai, Y. Nozawa, T. Kobayashi, “Single-mode oscillation of laser-diode-pumped Nd:YVO4 microchip lasers,” Opt. Lett. 16, 1955–1957 (1991).
    [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  5. R. A. Fields, M. Birnbaum, C. L. Fincher, “Highly efficient Nd:YVO4 diode-laser end-pumped laser,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 51, 1885–1886 (1987).
    [CrossRef]

1991 (1)

1990 (2)

N. P. Barnes, M. E. Storm, P. L. Cross, M. W. Skolaut, “Efficiency of Nd laser materials with laser diode pumping,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 26, 558–568 (1990).
[CrossRef]

G. J. Kintz, T. Baer, “Single-frequency operation in solid-state laser materials with short absorption depths,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 26, 1457–1459 (1990).
[CrossRef]

1987 (1)

R. A. Fields, M. Birnbaum, C. L. Fincher, “Highly efficient Nd:YVO4 diode-laser end-pumped laser,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 51, 1885–1886 (1987).
[CrossRef]

Baer, T.

G. J. Kintz, T. Baer, “Single-frequency operation in solid-state laser materials with short absorption depths,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 26, 1457–1459 (1990).
[CrossRef]

Barnes, N. P.

N. P. Barnes, M. E. Storm, P. L. Cross, M. W. Skolaut, “Efficiency of Nd laser materials with laser diode pumping,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 26, 558–568 (1990).
[CrossRef]

Birnbaum, M.

R. A. Fields, M. Birnbaum, C. L. Fincher, “Highly efficient Nd:YVO4 diode-laser end-pumped laser,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 51, 1885–1886 (1987).
[CrossRef]

Cross, P. L.

N. P. Barnes, M. E. Storm, P. L. Cross, M. W. Skolaut, “Efficiency of Nd laser materials with laser diode pumping,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 26, 558–568 (1990).
[CrossRef]

Fields, R. A.

R. A. Fields, M. Birnbaum, C. L. Fincher, “Highly efficient Nd:YVO4 diode-laser end-pumped laser,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 51, 1885–1886 (1987).
[CrossRef]

Fincher, C. L.

R. A. Fields, M. Birnbaum, C. L. Fincher, “Highly efficient Nd:YVO4 diode-laser end-pumped laser,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 51, 1885–1886 (1987).
[CrossRef]

Kaminskii, A. A.

A. A. Kaminskii, Laser Crystals, Their Physics and Properties, 2nd ed. (Springer-Verlag, New York, 1990), Chap. 3, p. 99.

Kintz, G. J.

G. J. Kintz, T. Baer, “Single-frequency operation in solid-state laser materials with short absorption depths,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 26, 1457–1459 (1990).
[CrossRef]

Kobayashi, T.

Mukai, A.

Nozawa, Y.

Skolaut, M. W.

N. P. Barnes, M. E. Storm, P. L. Cross, M. W. Skolaut, “Efficiency of Nd laser materials with laser diode pumping,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 26, 558–568 (1990).
[CrossRef]

Storm, M. E.

N. P. Barnes, M. E. Storm, P. L. Cross, M. W. Skolaut, “Efficiency of Nd laser materials with laser diode pumping,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 26, 558–568 (1990).
[CrossRef]

Taira, T.

Appl. Phys. Lett. (1)

R. A. Fields, M. Birnbaum, C. L. Fincher, “Highly efficient Nd:YVO4 diode-laser end-pumped laser,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 51, 1885–1886 (1987).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (2)

N. P. Barnes, M. E. Storm, P. L. Cross, M. W. Skolaut, “Efficiency of Nd laser materials with laser diode pumping,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 26, 558–568 (1990).
[CrossRef]

G. J. Kintz, T. Baer, “Single-frequency operation in solid-state laser materials with short absorption depths,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 26, 1457–1459 (1990).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett. (1)

Other (1)

A. A. Kaminskii, Laser Crystals, Their Physics and Properties, 2nd ed. (Springer-Verlag, New York, 1990), Chap. 3, p. 99.

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Laser output power variation with pump wavelength and an uncoated Nd:YVO4 absorption spectrum (0.2-nm resolution).

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Output power variation with incident pump power at a pump wavelength of 808.72 nm.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Variation of the output power (π polarization) and tho wavelength of the central peak with temperature.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Output spectrum of the Nd:YVO4 laser at the indicated temperatures (Celsius).

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