Abstract

We report a diode-pumped passively Q-switched Nd:LuVO4 laser at 1.34μm using V3+:YAG as saturable absorber. The characteristics of a-cut and c-cut Nd:LuVO4 passive Q-switching operation were studied. The average output power of 1.02W was obtained under the pump power of 12.88W, corresponding to the optical conversion efficiency of 8% and slope efficiency of 10% in c-cut Nd:LuVO4 laser. The maximum pulse energy of 17.6μJ and the highest peak power of 820W were obtained at pulse width of 21ns and pulse repetition rate of 22.4kHz in a-cut Nd:LuVO4 laser.

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2008 (1)

2007 (3)

F. Q. Liu, H. R. Xia, W. L. Gao, D. G. Ran, S. Q. Sun, Z. C. Ling, P. Zhao, H. J. Zhang, S. R. Zhao, and J. Y. Wang, "Optical and laser properties of Nd:LuVO4 crystal," Cryst. Res. Technol. 42, 260-265 (2007).
[CrossRef]

H. T. Huang, J. L. He, C. H. Zuo, H. J. Zhang, J. Y. Wang, and H. T. Wang, "Co2+:LMA crystal as saturable absorber for a diode-pumped passively Q-switched Nd:YVO4 laser at 1342 nm," Appl. Phys. B 89, 319-321 (2007).
[CrossRef]

D. G. Ran, H. R. Xia, S. Q. Sun, F. Q. Liu, Z. C. Ling, W. W. Ge, H. J. Zhang, and J. Y. Wang, "Thermal properties of a Nd:LuVO4 crystal," Cryst. Res. Technol. 42, 920-925 (2007).
[CrossRef]

2006 (1)

2005 (2)

2004 (1)

2003 (3)

H. J. Zhang, H. K. Kong, S. R. Zhao, J. H. Liu, J. Y. Wang, Z. P. Wang, L. Gao, C. L. Du, X. B. Hu, X. G. Xu, Z. S. Zhao, and M. H. Jiang, "Growth of new laser crystal Nd:LuVO4 by the Czochralski method," J. Cryst. Growth 256, 292-297 (2003).
[CrossRef]

J. Dong, "Numerical modeling of CW-pumped repetitively passively Q-switched Yb:YAG lasers with Cr:YAG as saturable absorber, " Opt. Commun. 226, 337-344 (2003).
[CrossRef]

A. V. Podlipensky, K. V. Yumashev, N. V. kuleshov, H. M. kretschmann, and G. Huber, "Passive Q-switching of 1.44μm and1.34μm diode-pumped Nd:YAG lasers with a V:YAG saturable absorber," Appl. Phys. B 76, 245-247 (2003).
[CrossRef]

2002 (1)

2001 (1)

A. Agnesi, A. Guandalini, G. Reali, J. K. Jabezynski, K. Kopczynski, and Z. Mierczyk, "Diode-pumped Nd:YVO4 laser at 1.34μm Q-switched and mode locked by a V3+:YAG saturable absorber," Opt. Commun. 194, 429-433 (2001).
[CrossRef]

1999 (1)

D. Shen, C. Li, J. Song, T. Kobayashi, and K. Ueda, "Diode-pumped Nd:S-VAP lasers passively Q-switched with Cr4+:YAG saturable absorber," Opt. Commun. 169, 109-113 (1999).
[CrossRef]

1998 (1)

A. M. Malyarevich, I. A. Denisov, K. V. Yumashev, V. P. Mikhailov, R. S. Conroy, and B. D. Sinclair, "V:YAG- a new passive Q-switch for diode-pumped solid-state lasers," Appl. Phys. B 67, 555-558 (1998).
[CrossRef]

1997 (1)

1995 (1)

J. J. Degnan, "Optimization of passively Q-switched lasers," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 31, 1890-1901 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Agnesi, A.

A. Agnesi, A. Guandalini, G. Reali, J. K. Jabezynski, K. Kopczynski, and Z. Mierczyk, "Diode-pumped Nd:YVO4 laser at 1.34μm Q-switched and mode locked by a V3+:YAG saturable absorber," Opt. Commun. 194, 429-433 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Bettinelli, M.

Braun, B.

Cavalli, E.

Conroy, R. S.

A. M. Malyarevich, I. A. Denisov, K. V. Yumashev, V. P. Mikhailov, R. S. Conroy, and B. D. Sinclair, "V:YAG- a new passive Q-switch for diode-pumped solid-state lasers," Appl. Phys. B 67, 555-558 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Degnan, J. J.

J. J. Degnan, "Optimization of passively Q-switched lasers," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 31, 1890-1901 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Denisov, I. A.

A. M. Malyarevich, I. A. Denisov, K. V. Yumashev, V. P. Mikhailov, R. S. Conroy, and B. D. Sinclair, "V:YAG- a new passive Q-switch for diode-pumped solid-state lasers," Appl. Phys. B 67, 555-558 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Dong, J.

J. Dong, "Numerical modeling of CW-pumped repetitively passively Q-switched Yb:YAG lasers with Cr:YAG as saturable absorber, " Opt. Commun. 226, 337-344 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Doualan, J. L.

Du, C. L.

H. J. Zhang, H. K. Kong, S. R. Zhao, J. H. Liu, J. Y. Wang, Z. P. Wang, L. Gao, C. L. Du, X. B. Hu, X. G. Xu, Z. S. Zhao, and M. H. Jiang, "Growth of new laser crystal Nd:LuVO4 by the Czochralski method," J. Cryst. Growth 256, 292-297 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Fluck, R.

Gao, L.

H. J. Zhang, H. K. Kong, S. R. Zhao, J. H. Liu, J. Y. Wang, Z. P. Wang, L. Gao, C. L. Du, X. B. Hu, X. G. Xu, Z. S. Zhao, and M. H. Jiang, "Growth of new laser crystal Nd:LuVO4 by the Czochralski method," J. Cryst. Growth 256, 292-297 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Gao, W. L.

F. Q. Liu, H. R. Xia, W. L. Gao, D. G. Ran, S. Q. Sun, Z. C. Ling, P. Zhao, H. J. Zhang, S. R. Zhao, and J. Y. Wang, "Optical and laser properties of Nd:LuVO4 crystal," Cryst. Res. Technol. 42, 260-265 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Ge, W. W.

D. G. Ran, H. R. Xia, S. Q. Sun, F. Q. Liu, Z. C. Ling, W. W. Ge, H. J. Zhang, and J. Y. Wang, "Thermal properties of a Nd:LuVO4 crystal," Cryst. Res. Technol. 42, 920-925 (2007).
[CrossRef]

W. W. Ge, H. J. Zhang, J. Y. Wang, X. F. cheng, M. H. Jiang, C. L. Du, and S. C. Yuan, "Pulsed laser output of LD-end-pumped 1.34μm Nd:GdVO4 laser with Co: LaMgAl11O19 crystal as saturable absorber," Opt. Express 13, 3883-3889 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Gini, E.

Guandalini, A.

A. Agnesi, A. Guandalini, G. Reali, J. K. Jabezynski, K. Kopczynski, and Z. Mierczyk, "Diode-pumped Nd:YVO4 laser at 1.34μm Q-switched and mode locked by a V3+:YAG saturable absorber," Opt. Commun. 194, 429-433 (2001).
[CrossRef]

He, J. L.

H. T. Huang, J. L. He, C. H. Zuo, H. J. Zhang, J. Y. Wang, and H. T. Wang, "Co2+:LMA crystal as saturable absorber for a diode-pumped passively Q-switched Nd:YVO4 laser at 1342 nm," Appl. Phys. B 89, 319-321 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Hu, X. B.

H. J. Zhang, H. K. Kong, S. R. Zhao, J. H. Liu, J. Y. Wang, Z. P. Wang, L. Gao, C. L. Du, X. B. Hu, X. G. Xu, Z. S. Zhao, and M. H. Jiang, "Growth of new laser crystal Nd:LuVO4 by the Czochralski method," J. Cryst. Growth 256, 292-297 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Huang, H. T.

H. T. Huang, J. L. He, C. H. Zuo, H. J. Zhang, J. Y. Wang, and H. T. Wang, "Co2+:LMA crystal as saturable absorber for a diode-pumped passively Q-switched Nd:YVO4 laser at 1342 nm," Appl. Phys. B 89, 319-321 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Jabezynski, J. K.

A. Agnesi, A. Guandalini, G. Reali, J. K. Jabezynski, K. Kopczynski, and Z. Mierczyk, "Diode-pumped Nd:YVO4 laser at 1.34μm Q-switched and mode locked by a V3+:YAG saturable absorber," Opt. Commun. 194, 429-433 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Jiang, M. H.

Keller, U.

Kobayashi, T.

D. Shen, C. Li, J. Song, T. Kobayashi, and K. Ueda, "Diode-pumped Nd:S-VAP lasers passively Q-switched with Cr4+:YAG saturable absorber," Opt. Commun. 169, 109-113 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Kong, H. K.

H. J. Zhang, H. K. Kong, S. R. Zhao, J. H. Liu, J. Y. Wang, Z. P. Wang, L. Gao, C. L. Du, X. B. Hu, X. G. Xu, Z. S. Zhao, and M. H. Jiang, "Growth of new laser crystal Nd:LuVO4 by the Czochralski method," J. Cryst. Growth 256, 292-297 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Kopczynski, K.

A. Agnesi, A. Guandalini, G. Reali, J. K. Jabezynski, K. Kopczynski, and Z. Mierczyk, "Diode-pumped Nd:YVO4 laser at 1.34μm Q-switched and mode locked by a V3+:YAG saturable absorber," Opt. Commun. 194, 429-433 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Li, C.

D. Shen, C. Li, J. Song, T. Kobayashi, and K. Ueda, "Diode-pumped Nd:S-VAP lasers passively Q-switched with Cr4+:YAG saturable absorber," Opt. Commun. 169, 109-113 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Ling, Z. C.

D. G. Ran, H. R. Xia, S. Q. Sun, F. Q. Liu, Z. C. Ling, W. W. Ge, H. J. Zhang, and J. Y. Wang, "Thermal properties of a Nd:LuVO4 crystal," Cryst. Res. Technol. 42, 920-925 (2007).
[CrossRef]

F. Q. Liu, H. R. Xia, W. L. Gao, D. G. Ran, S. Q. Sun, Z. C. Ling, P. Zhao, H. J. Zhang, S. R. Zhao, and J. Y. Wang, "Optical and laser properties of Nd:LuVO4 crystal," Cryst. Res. Technol. 42, 260-265 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Liu, F. Q.

F. Q. Liu, H. R. Xia, W. L. Gao, D. G. Ran, S. Q. Sun, Z. C. Ling, P. Zhao, H. J. Zhang, S. R. Zhao, and J. Y. Wang, "Optical and laser properties of Nd:LuVO4 crystal," Cryst. Res. Technol. 42, 260-265 (2007).
[CrossRef]

D. G. Ran, H. R. Xia, S. Q. Sun, F. Q. Liu, Z. C. Ling, W. W. Ge, H. J. Zhang, and J. Y. Wang, "Thermal properties of a Nd:LuVO4 crystal," Cryst. Res. Technol. 42, 920-925 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Liu, J. H.

Long, Y. B.

Luo, H.

Malyarevich, A. M.

A. M. Malyarevich, I. A. Denisov, K. V. Yumashev, V. P. Mikhailov, R. S. Conroy, and B. D. Sinclair, "V:YAG- a new passive Q-switch for diode-pumped solid-state lasers," Appl. Phys. B 67, 555-558 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Maunier, C.

Melchior, H.

Mierczyk, Z.

A. Agnesi, A. Guandalini, G. Reali, J. K. Jabezynski, K. Kopczynski, and Z. Mierczyk, "Diode-pumped Nd:YVO4 laser at 1.34μm Q-switched and mode locked by a V3+:YAG saturable absorber," Opt. Commun. 194, 429-433 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Mikhailov, V. P.

A. M. Malyarevich, I. A. Denisov, K. V. Yumashev, V. P. Mikhailov, R. S. Conroy, and B. D. Sinclair, "V:YAG- a new passive Q-switch for diode-pumped solid-state lasers," Appl. Phys. B 67, 555-558 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Moncorge, R.

Podlipensky, A. V.

A. V. Podlipensky, K. V. Yumashev, N. V. kuleshov, H. M. kretschmann, and G. Huber, "Passive Q-switching of 1.44μm and1.34μm diode-pumped Nd:YAG lasers with a V:YAG saturable absorber," Appl. Phys. B 76, 245-247 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Ran, D. G.

D. G. Ran, H. R. Xia, S. Q. Sun, F. Q. Liu, Z. C. Ling, W. W. Ge, H. J. Zhang, and J. Y. Wang, "Thermal properties of a Nd:LuVO4 crystal," Cryst. Res. Technol. 42, 920-925 (2007).
[CrossRef]

F. Q. Liu, H. R. Xia, W. L. Gao, D. G. Ran, S. Q. Sun, Z. C. Ling, P. Zhao, H. J. Zhang, S. R. Zhao, and J. Y. Wang, "Optical and laser properties of Nd:LuVO4 crystal," Cryst. Res. Technol. 42, 260-265 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Reali, G.

A. Agnesi, A. Guandalini, G. Reali, J. K. Jabezynski, K. Kopczynski, and Z. Mierczyk, "Diode-pumped Nd:YVO4 laser at 1.34μm Q-switched and mode locked by a V3+:YAG saturable absorber," Opt. Commun. 194, 429-433 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Shao, Z. S.

Shen, D.

D. Shen, C. Li, J. Song, T. Kobayashi, and K. Ueda, "Diode-pumped Nd:S-VAP lasers passively Q-switched with Cr4+:YAG saturable absorber," Opt. Commun. 169, 109-113 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Sinclair, B. D.

A. M. Malyarevich, I. A. Denisov, K. V. Yumashev, V. P. Mikhailov, R. S. Conroy, and B. D. Sinclair, "V:YAG- a new passive Q-switch for diode-pumped solid-state lasers," Appl. Phys. B 67, 555-558 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Song, J.

D. Shen, C. Li, J. Song, T. Kobayashi, and K. Ueda, "Diode-pumped Nd:S-VAP lasers passively Q-switched with Cr4+:YAG saturable absorber," Opt. Commun. 169, 109-113 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Speghini, A.

Sun, S. Q.

D. G. Ran, H. R. Xia, S. Q. Sun, F. Q. Liu, Z. C. Ling, W. W. Ge, H. J. Zhang, and J. Y. Wang, "Thermal properties of a Nd:LuVO4 crystal," Cryst. Res. Technol. 42, 920-925 (2007).
[CrossRef]

F. Q. Liu, H. R. Xia, W. L. Gao, D. G. Ran, S. Q. Sun, Z. C. Ling, P. Zhao, H. J. Zhang, S. R. Zhao, and J. Y. Wang, "Optical and laser properties of Nd:LuVO4 crystal," Cryst. Res. Technol. 42, 260-265 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Tang, D. Y.

Ueda, K.

D. Shen, C. Li, J. Song, T. Kobayashi, and K. Ueda, "Diode-pumped Nd:S-VAP lasers passively Q-switched with Cr4+:YAG saturable absorber," Opt. Commun. 169, 109-113 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Wang, H. T.

H. T. Huang, J. L. He, C. H. Zuo, H. J. Zhang, J. Y. Wang, and H. T. Wang, "Co2+:LMA crystal as saturable absorber for a diode-pumped passively Q-switched Nd:YVO4 laser at 1342 nm," Appl. Phys. B 89, 319-321 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Wang, J. Y.

H. H. Yu, H. J. Zhang, Z. P. Wang, J. Y. Wang, Y. G. Yu, M. H. Jiang, D. Y. Tang, G. Q. Xie, and H. Luo, "Passively mode-locked Nd:LuVO4 laser with a GaAs wafer," Opt. Lett. 33, 225-227 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

D. G. Ran, H. R. Xia, S. Q. Sun, F. Q. Liu, Z. C. Ling, W. W. Ge, H. J. Zhang, and J. Y. Wang, "Thermal properties of a Nd:LuVO4 crystal," Cryst. Res. Technol. 42, 920-925 (2007).
[CrossRef]

H. T. Huang, J. L. He, C. H. Zuo, H. J. Zhang, J. Y. Wang, and H. T. Wang, "Co2+:LMA crystal as saturable absorber for a diode-pumped passively Q-switched Nd:YVO4 laser at 1342 nm," Appl. Phys. B 89, 319-321 (2007).
[CrossRef]

F. Q. Liu, H. R. Xia, W. L. Gao, D. G. Ran, S. Q. Sun, Z. C. Ling, P. Zhao, H. J. Zhang, S. R. Zhao, and J. Y. Wang, "Optical and laser properties of Nd:LuVO4 crystal," Cryst. Res. Technol. 42, 260-265 (2007).
[CrossRef]

C. Y. Zhang, L. Zhang, Z. Y. Wei, C. Zhang, Y. B. Long, Z. G. Zhang, H. J. Zhang, and J. Y. Wang, "Diode-pumped continuous-wave Nd:LuVO4 laser operating at 916nm, " Opt. Lett. 31, 1435-1437 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

H. J. Zhang, J. H. Liu, J. Y. Wang, X. G. Xu, M. H. Jiang, "Continuous-wave laser performance of Nd:LuVO4 crystal operating at 1.34μm," Appl. Opt. 44, 7439-7441 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

W. W. Ge, H. J. Zhang, J. Y. Wang, X. F. cheng, M. H. Jiang, C. L. Du, and S. C. Yuan, "Pulsed laser output of LD-end-pumped 1.34μm Nd:GdVO4 laser with Co: LaMgAl11O19 crystal as saturable absorber," Opt. Express 13, 3883-3889 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. H. Liu, H. J. Zhang, Z. P. Wang, J. Y. Wang, Z. S. Shao, and M. H. Jiang, "Continuous-wave and pulsed laser performance of Nd:LuVO4 crystal," Opt. Lett. 29, 168-170 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

H. J. Zhang, H. K. Kong, S. R. Zhao, J. H. Liu, J. Y. Wang, Z. P. Wang, L. Gao, C. L. Du, X. B. Hu, X. G. Xu, Z. S. Zhao, and M. H. Jiang, "Growth of new laser crystal Nd:LuVO4 by the Czochralski method," J. Cryst. Growth 256, 292-297 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Wang, Z. P.

Wei, Z. Y.

Xia, H. R.

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Zhao, P.

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F. Q. Liu, H. R. Xia, W. L. Gao, D. G. Ran, S. Q. Sun, Z. C. Ling, P. Zhao, H. J. Zhang, S. R. Zhao, and J. Y. Wang, "Optical and laser properties of Nd:LuVO4 crystal," Cryst. Res. Technol. 42, 260-265 (2007).
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H. J. Zhang, H. K. Kong, S. R. Zhao, J. H. Liu, J. Y. Wang, Z. P. Wang, L. Gao, C. L. Du, X. B. Hu, X. G. Xu, Z. S. Zhao, and M. H. Jiang, "Growth of new laser crystal Nd:LuVO4 by the Czochralski method," J. Cryst. Growth 256, 292-297 (2003).
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Figures (6)

Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

Schematic of experimental laser setup.

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

CW and Q-switched output power for c-cut (a) and a-cut (b) Nd:LuVO4 laser.

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

Pulse width versus pump power.

Fig. 4.
Fig. 4.

Pulse repetition rate versus pump power.

Fig. 5.
Fig. 5.

A pulse with pulse width of 22ns.

Fig. 6.
Fig. 6.

A pulse train of 31kHz repetition frequency.

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