Abstract

we demonstrated a diode-pumped continuous wave and passively Q-switched Nd:LuxY1-xVO4 laser at 1.34 μm with V3+:YAG as the saturable absorber. The crystal Nd:LuxY1-xVO4 with equal ionic ratio (x = 0.5) shows better laser performance. The maximum continuous wave output power of 1.45 W was obtained with the optical efficiency of 20.1% and the slope efficiency of 24.5%. For the pulsed operation, the minimum pulse width achieved was 42 ns with the pulse repetition frequency of 142 kHz, and the single pulse energy and the peak power were estimated to be 6.62 μJ and 157.6 W, respectively.

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2010 (3)

S. Zhang, L. Xu, M. Wang, H. Peng, F. Chen, J. Xu, and B. Zhao, “Continuous wave and passively Q-switched laser performance of the mixed crystal Nd:Lux (x=0.15)Y1-xVO4,” Laser Phys. Lett. 7(5), 339–342 (2010).
[CrossRef]

B. Zhang, J. Yang, J. He, H. Huang, S. Liu, J. Xu, F. Liu, Y. Zhi, and X. Tao, “Diode-end-pumped passively Q-switched 1.33 μm Nd:Gd3AlxGa5-xO12 laser with V3+: YAG saturable absorber,” Opt. Express 18(12), 12052–12058 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

X. Li, G. Li, S. Zhao, C. Xu, G. Du, and T. Li, “Passively Q-Switched Laser Performance of Nd:Lu0.15Y0.85VO4 Operating at 1.34-μm with a V:YAG Saturable Absorber,” Laser Phys. , (2010), doi:.

2009 (4)

H. Yu, H. Zhang, Z. Wang, J. Wang, Y. Yu, D. Tang, G. Xie, H. Luo, and M. Jiang, “Passive mode-locking performance with a mixed Nd:Lu(0.5)Gd(0.5)VO(4) crystal,” Opt. Express 17(5), 3264–3269 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

H. T. Huang, B. T. Zhang, J. L. He, J. F. Yang, J. L. Xu, X. Q. Yang, C. H. Zuo, and S. Zhao, “Diode-pumped passively Q-switched Nd:Y0.5Gd0.5VO4 at 1.34 μm with V3+:YAG as the saturable absorber,” Opt. Express 17(9), 6946–6951 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Y. Yan, H. Zhang, Y. Liu, X. Yu, H. Zhang, J. He, and J. Xin, “Near-diffraction-limited,35.4 W laser-diode end-pumped Nd:YVO4 slab laser operating at 1342 nm,” Opt. Lett. 34(14), 2105–2107 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Z. Zhuo, T. Li, S. G. Li, B. Zhao, J. Z. Chen, and S. S. Li, “A new composite YVO4/Nd:Y0.9La0.1VO4 crystal laser end-pumped with a fiber coupled diode array,” Laser Phys. Lett. 6(6), 445–449 (2009).
[CrossRef]

2008 (2)

H. Yu, J. Wang, H. Zhang, H. Yu, Z. Wang, M. Jiang, H. Xia, and R. I. Boughton, “Growth and characterization of Nd:YxGd1−xVO4 series laser crystals,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 25(6), 995–1001 (2008).
[CrossRef]

F. Liu, J. He, B. Zhang, J. Xu, X. Dong, K. Yang, H. Xia, and H. Zhang, “Diode-pumped passively Q-switched Nd:LuVO4 laser at 1.34μm with a V3+:YAG saturable absorber,” Opt. Express 16(16), 11759–11763 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2007 (3)

H. Yu, H. Zhang, Z. Wang, J. Wang, Y. Yu, Z. Shao, M. Jiang, and X. Zhang, “Continuous wave and passively Q-switched laser performance of a Nd-doped mixed crystal Nd:Lu0.5Gd0.5VO4,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 90(23), 231110 (2007).
[CrossRef]

H. Yu, H. Zhang, Z. Wang, J. Wang, Y. Yu, X. Cheng, Z. Shao, M. Jiang, Z. C. Ling, and H. R. Xia, “Characterization of mixed Nd:LuxGd1-xVO4 laser crystal,” J. Appl. Phys. 101(11), 113109 (2007).
[CrossRef]

H. Yu, H. Zhang, Z. Wang, J. Wang, Y. Yu, Z. Shao, and M. Jiang, “Enhancement of passive Q-switching performance with mixed Nd:LuxGd1-xVO4 laser crystals,” Opt. Lett. 32(15), 2152–2154 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2005 (1)

P. K. Mukhopadhyay, M. B. Alsous, K. Ranganathan, S. K. Sharma, P. K. Gupta, A. Kuruvilla, and T. P. S. Nathan, “Characterization of laser-diode end-pumped intracavity frequency doubled, passively Q-switched and mode-locked Nd:YVO4 laser,” Opt. Laser Technol. 37(2), 157–162 (2005).
[CrossRef]

2004 (2)

J. L. He, Y. X. Fan, J. Du, Y. G. Wang, S. Liu, H. T. Wang, L. H. Zhang, and Y. Hang, “4-ps passively mode-locked Nd:Gd0.5Y0.5VO4 laser with a semiconductor saturable-absorber mirror,” Opt. Lett. 29(23), 2803–2805 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

A. Minassian and M. J. Damzen, “20 W bounce geometry diode-pumped Nd:YVO4 laser system at 1342 nm,” Opt. Commun. 230(1-3), 191–195 (2004).
[CrossRef]

2003 (2)

J. Liu, J. Wang, and J. He, “Diode-pumped passively Q-switched c-cut Nd:GdVO4 laser,” Opt. Commun. 219(1-6), 317–321 (2003).
[CrossRef]

J. Liu, Z. Wang, X. Meng, Z. Shao, B. Ozygus, A. Ding, and H. Weber, “Improvement of passive Q-switching performance reached with a new Nd-doped mixed vanadate crystal Nd:Gd0.64Y0.36VO4.,” Opt. Lett. 28(23), 2330–2332 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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(5), 555–558 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Alsous, M. B.

P. K. Mukhopadhyay, M. B. Alsous, K. Ranganathan, S. K. Sharma, P. K. Gupta, A. Kuruvilla, and T. P. S. Nathan, “Characterization of laser-diode end-pumped intracavity frequency doubled, passively Q-switched and mode-locked Nd:YVO4 laser,” Opt. Laser Technol. 37(2), 157–162 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Boughton, R. I.

H. Yu, J. Wang, H. Zhang, H. Yu, Z. Wang, M. Jiang, H. Xia, and R. I. Boughton, “Growth and characterization of Nd:YxGd1−xVO4 series laser crystals,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 25(6), 995–1001 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Chen, F.

S. Zhang, L. Xu, M. Wang, H. Peng, F. Chen, J. Xu, and B. Zhao, “Continuous wave and passively Q-switched laser performance of the mixed crystal Nd:Lux (x=0.15)Y1-xVO4,” Laser Phys. Lett. 7(5), 339–342 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Chen, J. Z.

Z. Zhuo, T. Li, S. G. Li, B. Zhao, J. Z. Chen, and S. S. Li, “A new composite YVO4/Nd:Y0.9La0.1VO4 crystal laser end-pumped with a fiber coupled diode array,” Laser Phys. Lett. 6(6), 445–449 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Cheng, X.

H. Yu, H. Zhang, Z. Wang, J. Wang, Y. Yu, X. Cheng, Z. Shao, M. Jiang, Z. C. Ling, and H. R. Xia, “Characterization of mixed Nd:LuxGd1-xVO4 laser crystal,” J. Appl. Phys. 101(11), 113109 (2007).
[CrossRef]

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(5), 555–558 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Damzen, M. J.

A. Minassian and M. J. Damzen, “20 W bounce geometry diode-pumped Nd:YVO4 laser system at 1342 nm,” Opt. Commun. 230(1-3), 191–195 (2004).
[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(5), 555–558 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Ding, A.

J. Liu, Z. Wang, X. Meng, Z. Shao, B. Ozygus, A. Ding, and H. Weber, “Improvement of passive Q-switching performance reached with a new Nd-doped mixed vanadate crystal Nd:Gd0.64Y0.36VO4.,” Opt. Lett. 28(23), 2330–2332 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Dong, X.

F. Liu, J. He, B. Zhang, J. Xu, X. Dong, K. Yang, H. Xia, and H. Zhang, “Diode-pumped passively Q-switched Nd:LuVO4 laser at 1.34μm with a V3+:YAG saturable absorber,” Opt. Express 16(16), 11759–11763 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Du, G.

X. Li, G. Li, S. Zhao, C. Xu, G. Du, and T. Li, “Passively Q-Switched Laser Performance of Nd:Lu0.15Y0.85VO4 Operating at 1.34-μm with a V:YAG Saturable Absorber,” Laser Phys. , (2010), doi:.

Du, J.

J. L. He, Y. X. Fan, J. Du, Y. G. Wang, S. Liu, H. T. Wang, L. H. Zhang, and Y. Hang, “4-ps passively mode-locked Nd:Gd0.5Y0.5VO4 laser with a semiconductor saturable-absorber mirror,” Opt. Lett. 29(23), 2803–2805 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Fan, Y. X.

J. L. He, Y. X. Fan, J. Du, Y. G. Wang, S. Liu, H. T. Wang, L. H. Zhang, and Y. Hang, “4-ps passively mode-locked Nd:Gd0.5Y0.5VO4 laser with a semiconductor saturable-absorber mirror,” Opt. Lett. 29(23), 2803–2805 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Gupta, P. K.

P. K. Mukhopadhyay, M. B. Alsous, K. Ranganathan, S. K. Sharma, P. K. Gupta, A. Kuruvilla, and T. P. S. Nathan, “Characterization of laser-diode end-pumped intracavity frequency doubled, passively Q-switched and mode-locked Nd:YVO4 laser,” Opt. Laser Technol. 37(2), 157–162 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Hang, Y.

J. L. He, Y. X. Fan, J. Du, Y. G. Wang, S. Liu, H. T. Wang, L. H. Zhang, and Y. Hang, “4-ps passively mode-locked Nd:Gd0.5Y0.5VO4 laser with a semiconductor saturable-absorber mirror,” Opt. Lett. 29(23), 2803–2805 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

He, J.

B. Zhang, J. Yang, J. He, H. Huang, S. Liu, J. Xu, F. Liu, Y. Zhi, and X. Tao, “Diode-end-pumped passively Q-switched 1.33 μm Nd:Gd3AlxGa5-xO12 laser with V3+: YAG saturable absorber,” Opt. Express 18(12), 12052–12058 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Y. Yan, H. Zhang, Y. Liu, X. Yu, H. Zhang, J. He, and J. Xin, “Near-diffraction-limited,35.4 W laser-diode end-pumped Nd:YVO4 slab laser operating at 1342 nm,” Opt. Lett. 34(14), 2105–2107 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

F. Liu, J. He, B. Zhang, J. Xu, X. Dong, K. Yang, H. Xia, and H. Zhang, “Diode-pumped passively Q-switched Nd:LuVO4 laser at 1.34μm with a V3+:YAG saturable absorber,” Opt. Express 16(16), 11759–11763 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. Liu, J. Wang, and J. He, “Diode-pumped passively Q-switched c-cut Nd:GdVO4 laser,” Opt. Commun. 219(1-6), 317–321 (2003).
[CrossRef]

He, J. L.

H. T. Huang, B. T. Zhang, J. L. He, J. F. Yang, J. L. Xu, X. Q. Yang, C. H. Zuo, and S. Zhao, “Diode-pumped passively Q-switched Nd:Y0.5Gd0.5VO4 at 1.34 μm with V3+:YAG as the saturable absorber,” Opt. Express 17(9), 6946–6951 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. L. He, Y. X. Fan, J. Du, Y. G. Wang, S. Liu, H. T. Wang, L. H. Zhang, and Y. Hang, “4-ps passively mode-locked Nd:Gd0.5Y0.5VO4 laser with a semiconductor saturable-absorber mirror,” Opt. Lett. 29(23), 2803–2805 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Huang, H.

B. Zhang, J. Yang, J. He, H. Huang, S. Liu, J. Xu, F. Liu, Y. Zhi, and X. Tao, “Diode-end-pumped passively Q-switched 1.33 μm Nd:Gd3AlxGa5-xO12 laser with V3+: YAG saturable absorber,” Opt. Express 18(12), 12052–12058 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Huang, H. T.

H. T. Huang, B. T. Zhang, J. L. He, J. F. Yang, J. L. Xu, X. Q. Yang, C. H. Zuo, and S. Zhao, “Diode-pumped passively Q-switched Nd:Y0.5Gd0.5VO4 at 1.34 μm with V3+:YAG as the saturable absorber,” Opt. Express 17(9), 6946–6951 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Jiang, M.

H. Yu, H. Zhang, Z. Wang, J. Wang, Y. Yu, D. Tang, G. Xie, H. Luo, and M. Jiang, “Passive mode-locking performance with a mixed Nd:Lu(0.5)Gd(0.5)VO(4) crystal,” Opt. Express 17(5), 3264–3269 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

H. Yu, J. Wang, H. Zhang, H. Yu, Z. Wang, M. Jiang, H. Xia, and R. I. Boughton, “Growth and characterization of Nd:YxGd1−xVO4 series laser crystals,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 25(6), 995–1001 (2008).
[CrossRef]

H. Yu, H. Zhang, Z. Wang, J. Wang, Y. Yu, Z. Shao, M. Jiang, and X. Zhang, “Continuous wave and passively Q-switched laser performance of a Nd-doped mixed crystal Nd:Lu0.5Gd0.5VO4,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 90(23), 231110 (2007).
[CrossRef]

H. Yu, H. Zhang, Z. Wang, J. Wang, Y. Yu, Z. Shao, and M. Jiang, “Enhancement of passive Q-switching performance with mixed Nd:LuxGd1-xVO4 laser crystals,” Opt. Lett. 32(15), 2152–2154 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

H. Yu, H. Zhang, Z. Wang, J. Wang, Y. Yu, X. Cheng, Z. Shao, M. Jiang, Z. C. Ling, and H. R. Xia, “Characterization of mixed Nd:LuxGd1-xVO4 laser crystal,” J. Appl. Phys. 101(11), 113109 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Kuruvilla, A.

P. K. Mukhopadhyay, M. B. Alsous, K. Ranganathan, S. K. Sharma, P. K. Gupta, A. Kuruvilla, and T. P. S. Nathan, “Characterization of laser-diode end-pumped intracavity frequency doubled, passively Q-switched and mode-locked Nd:YVO4 laser,” Opt. Laser Technol. 37(2), 157–162 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Li, G.

X. Li, G. Li, S. Zhao, C. Xu, G. Du, and T. Li, “Passively Q-Switched Laser Performance of Nd:Lu0.15Y0.85VO4 Operating at 1.34-μm with a V:YAG Saturable Absorber,” Laser Phys. , (2010), doi:.

Li, S. G.

Z. Zhuo, T. Li, S. G. Li, B. Zhao, J. Z. Chen, and S. S. Li, “A new composite YVO4/Nd:Y0.9La0.1VO4 crystal laser end-pumped with a fiber coupled diode array,” Laser Phys. Lett. 6(6), 445–449 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Li, S. S.

Z. Zhuo, T. Li, S. G. Li, B. Zhao, J. Z. Chen, and S. S. Li, “A new composite YVO4/Nd:Y0.9La0.1VO4 crystal laser end-pumped with a fiber coupled diode array,” Laser Phys. Lett. 6(6), 445–449 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Li, T.

X. Li, G. Li, S. Zhao, C. Xu, G. Du, and T. Li, “Passively Q-Switched Laser Performance of Nd:Lu0.15Y0.85VO4 Operating at 1.34-μm with a V:YAG Saturable Absorber,” Laser Phys. , (2010), doi:.

Z. Zhuo, T. Li, S. G. Li, B. Zhao, J. Z. Chen, and S. S. Li, “A new composite YVO4/Nd:Y0.9La0.1VO4 crystal laser end-pumped with a fiber coupled diode array,” Laser Phys. Lett. 6(6), 445–449 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Li, X.

X. Li, G. Li, S. Zhao, C. Xu, G. Du, and T. Li, “Passively Q-Switched Laser Performance of Nd:Lu0.15Y0.85VO4 Operating at 1.34-μm with a V:YAG Saturable Absorber,” Laser Phys. , (2010), doi:.

Ling, Z. C.

H. Yu, H. Zhang, Z. Wang, J. Wang, Y. Yu, X. Cheng, Z. Shao, M. Jiang, Z. C. Ling, and H. R. Xia, “Characterization of mixed Nd:LuxGd1-xVO4 laser crystal,” J. Appl. Phys. 101(11), 113109 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Liu, F.

B. Zhang, J. Yang, J. He, H. Huang, S. Liu, J. Xu, F. Liu, Y. Zhi, and X. Tao, “Diode-end-pumped passively Q-switched 1.33 μm Nd:Gd3AlxGa5-xO12 laser with V3+: YAG saturable absorber,” Opt. Express 18(12), 12052–12058 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

F. Liu, J. He, B. Zhang, J. Xu, X. Dong, K. Yang, H. Xia, and H. Zhang, “Diode-pumped passively Q-switched Nd:LuVO4 laser at 1.34μm with a V3+:YAG saturable absorber,” Opt. Express 16(16), 11759–11763 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Liu, J.

J. Liu, J. Wang, and J. He, “Diode-pumped passively Q-switched c-cut Nd:GdVO4 laser,” Opt. Commun. 219(1-6), 317–321 (2003).
[CrossRef]

J. Liu, Z. Wang, X. Meng, Z. Shao, B. Ozygus, A. Ding, and H. Weber, “Improvement of passive Q-switching performance reached with a new Nd-doped mixed vanadate crystal Nd:Gd0.64Y0.36VO4.,” Opt. Lett. 28(23), 2330–2332 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Liu, S.

B. Zhang, J. Yang, J. He, H. Huang, S. Liu, J. Xu, F. Liu, Y. Zhi, and X. Tao, “Diode-end-pumped passively Q-switched 1.33 μm Nd:Gd3AlxGa5-xO12 laser with V3+: YAG saturable absorber,” Opt. Express 18(12), 12052–12058 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. L. He, Y. X. Fan, J. Du, Y. G. Wang, S. Liu, H. T. Wang, L. H. Zhang, and Y. Hang, “4-ps passively mode-locked Nd:Gd0.5Y0.5VO4 laser with a semiconductor saturable-absorber mirror,” Opt. Lett. 29(23), 2803–2805 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Liu, Y.

Y. Yan, H. Zhang, Y. Liu, X. Yu, H. Zhang, J. He, and J. Xin, “Near-diffraction-limited,35.4 W laser-diode end-pumped Nd:YVO4 slab laser operating at 1342 nm,” Opt. Lett. 34(14), 2105–2107 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Luo, H.

H. Yu, H. Zhang, Z. Wang, J. Wang, Y. Yu, D. Tang, G. Xie, H. Luo, and M. Jiang, “Passive mode-locking performance with a mixed Nd:Lu(0.5)Gd(0.5)VO(4) crystal,” Opt. Express 17(5), 3264–3269 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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(5), 555–558 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Meng, X.

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J. Liu, Z. Wang, X. Meng, Z. Shao, B. Ozygus, A. Ding, and H. Weber, “Improvement of passive Q-switching performance reached with a new Nd-doped mixed vanadate crystal Nd:Gd0.64Y0.36VO4.,” Opt. Lett. 28(23), 2330–2332 (2003).
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S. Zhang, L. Xu, M. Wang, H. Peng, F. Chen, J. Xu, and B. Zhao, “Continuous wave and passively Q-switched laser performance of the mixed crystal Nd:Lux (x=0.15)Y1-xVO4,” Laser Phys. Lett. 7(5), 339–342 (2010).
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H. Yu, H. Zhang, Z. Wang, J. Wang, Y. Yu, X. Cheng, Z. Shao, M. Jiang, Z. C. Ling, and H. R. Xia, “Characterization of mixed Nd:LuxGd1-xVO4 laser crystal,” J. Appl. Phys. 101(11), 113109 (2007).
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H. Yu, H. Zhang, Z. Wang, J. Wang, Y. Yu, Z. Shao, M. Jiang, and X. Zhang, “Continuous wave and passively Q-switched laser performance of a Nd-doped mixed crystal Nd:Lu0.5Gd0.5VO4,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 90(23), 231110 (2007).
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H. Yu, H. Zhang, Z. Wang, J. Wang, Y. Yu, Z. Shao, and M. Jiang, “Enhancement of passive Q-switching performance with mixed Nd:LuxGd1-xVO4 laser crystals,” Opt. Lett. 32(15), 2152–2154 (2007).
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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(5), 555–558 (1998).
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H. Yu, H. Zhang, Z. Wang, J. Wang, Y. Yu, D. Tang, G. Xie, H. Luo, and M. Jiang, “Passive mode-locking performance with a mixed Nd:Lu(0.5)Gd(0.5)VO(4) crystal,” Opt. Express 17(5), 3264–3269 (2009).
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B. Zhang, J. Yang, J. He, H. Huang, S. Liu, J. Xu, F. Liu, Y. Zhi, and X. Tao, “Diode-end-pumped passively Q-switched 1.33 μm Nd:Gd3AlxGa5-xO12 laser with V3+: YAG saturable absorber,” Opt. Express 18(12), 12052–12058 (2010).
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J. L. He, Y. X. Fan, J. Du, Y. G. Wang, S. Liu, H. T. Wang, L. H. Zhang, and Y. Hang, “4-ps passively mode-locked Nd:Gd0.5Y0.5VO4 laser with a semiconductor saturable-absorber mirror,” Opt. Lett. 29(23), 2803–2805 (2004).
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H. Yu, H. Zhang, Z. Wang, J. Wang, Y. Yu, D. Tang, G. Xie, H. Luo, and M. Jiang, “Passive mode-locking performance with a mixed Nd:Lu(0.5)Gd(0.5)VO(4) crystal,” Opt. Express 17(5), 3264–3269 (2009).
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H. Yu, J. Wang, H. Zhang, H. Yu, Z. Wang, M. Jiang, H. Xia, and R. I. Boughton, “Growth and characterization of Nd:YxGd1−xVO4 series laser crystals,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 25(6), 995–1001 (2008).
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H. Yu, H. Zhang, Z. Wang, J. Wang, Y. Yu, Z. Shao, M. Jiang, and X. Zhang, “Continuous wave and passively Q-switched laser performance of a Nd-doped mixed crystal Nd:Lu0.5Gd0.5VO4,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 90(23), 231110 (2007).
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H. Yu, H. Zhang, Z. Wang, J. Wang, Y. Yu, Z. Shao, and M. Jiang, “Enhancement of passive Q-switching performance with mixed Nd:LuxGd1-xVO4 laser crystals,” Opt. Lett. 32(15), 2152–2154 (2007).
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H. Yu, H. Zhang, Z. Wang, J. Wang, Y. Yu, X. Cheng, Z. Shao, M. Jiang, Z. C. Ling, and H. R. Xia, “Characterization of mixed Nd:LuxGd1-xVO4 laser crystal,” J. Appl. Phys. 101(11), 113109 (2007).
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S. Zhang, L. Xu, M. Wang, H. Peng, F. Chen, J. Xu, and B. Zhao, “Continuous wave and passively Q-switched laser performance of the mixed crystal Nd:Lux (x=0.15)Y1-xVO4,” Laser Phys. Lett. 7(5), 339–342 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Wang, Y. G.

J. L. He, Y. X. Fan, J. Du, Y. G. Wang, S. Liu, H. T. Wang, L. H. Zhang, and Y. Hang, “4-ps passively mode-locked Nd:Gd0.5Y0.5VO4 laser with a semiconductor saturable-absorber mirror,” Opt. Lett. 29(23), 2803–2805 (2004).
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Wang, Z.

H. Yu, H. Zhang, Z. Wang, J. Wang, Y. Yu, D. Tang, G. Xie, H. Luo, and M. Jiang, “Passive mode-locking performance with a mixed Nd:Lu(0.5)Gd(0.5)VO(4) crystal,” Opt. Express 17(5), 3264–3269 (2009).
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H. Yu, J. Wang, H. Zhang, H. Yu, Z. Wang, M. Jiang, H. Xia, and R. I. Boughton, “Growth and characterization of Nd:YxGd1−xVO4 series laser crystals,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 25(6), 995–1001 (2008).
[CrossRef]

H. Yu, H. Zhang, Z. Wang, J. Wang, Y. Yu, Z. Shao, M. Jiang, and X. Zhang, “Continuous wave and passively Q-switched laser performance of a Nd-doped mixed crystal Nd:Lu0.5Gd0.5VO4,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 90(23), 231110 (2007).
[CrossRef]

H. Yu, H. Zhang, Z. Wang, J. Wang, Y. Yu, Z. Shao, and M. Jiang, “Enhancement of passive Q-switching performance with mixed Nd:LuxGd1-xVO4 laser crystals,” Opt. Lett. 32(15), 2152–2154 (2007).
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H. Yu, H. Zhang, Z. Wang, J. Wang, Y. Yu, X. Cheng, Z. Shao, M. Jiang, Z. C. Ling, and H. R. Xia, “Characterization of mixed Nd:LuxGd1-xVO4 laser crystal,” J. Appl. Phys. 101(11), 113109 (2007).
[CrossRef]

J. Liu, Z. Wang, X. Meng, Z. Shao, B. Ozygus, A. Ding, and H. Weber, “Improvement of passive Q-switching performance reached with a new Nd-doped mixed vanadate crystal Nd:Gd0.64Y0.36VO4.,” Opt. Lett. 28(23), 2330–2332 (2003).
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J. Liu, Z. Wang, X. Meng, Z. Shao, B. Ozygus, A. Ding, and H. Weber, “Improvement of passive Q-switching performance reached with a new Nd-doped mixed vanadate crystal Nd:Gd0.64Y0.36VO4.,” Opt. Lett. 28(23), 2330–2332 (2003).
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H. Yu, J. Wang, H. Zhang, H. Yu, Z. Wang, M. Jiang, H. Xia, and R. I. Boughton, “Growth and characterization of Nd:YxGd1−xVO4 series laser crystals,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 25(6), 995–1001 (2008).
[CrossRef]

F. Liu, J. He, B. Zhang, J. Xu, X. Dong, K. Yang, H. Xia, and H. Zhang, “Diode-pumped passively Q-switched Nd:LuVO4 laser at 1.34μm with a V3+:YAG saturable absorber,” Opt. Express 16(16), 11759–11763 (2008).
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Xia, H. R.

H. Yu, H. Zhang, Z. Wang, J. Wang, Y. Yu, X. Cheng, Z. Shao, M. Jiang, Z. C. Ling, and H. R. Xia, “Characterization of mixed Nd:LuxGd1-xVO4 laser crystal,” J. Appl. Phys. 101(11), 113109 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Xie, G.

H. Yu, H. Zhang, Z. Wang, J. Wang, Y. Yu, D. Tang, G. Xie, H. Luo, and M. Jiang, “Passive mode-locking performance with a mixed Nd:Lu(0.5)Gd(0.5)VO(4) crystal,” Opt. Express 17(5), 3264–3269 (2009).
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Xin, J.

Y. Yan, H. Zhang, Y. Liu, X. Yu, H. Zhang, J. He, and J. Xin, “Near-diffraction-limited,35.4 W laser-diode end-pumped Nd:YVO4 slab laser operating at 1342 nm,” Opt. Lett. 34(14), 2105–2107 (2009).
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Xu, C.

X. Li, G. Li, S. Zhao, C. Xu, G. Du, and T. Li, “Passively Q-Switched Laser Performance of Nd:Lu0.15Y0.85VO4 Operating at 1.34-μm with a V:YAG Saturable Absorber,” Laser Phys. , (2010), doi:.

Xu, J.

B. Zhang, J. Yang, J. He, H. Huang, S. Liu, J. Xu, F. Liu, Y. Zhi, and X. Tao, “Diode-end-pumped passively Q-switched 1.33 μm Nd:Gd3AlxGa5-xO12 laser with V3+: YAG saturable absorber,” Opt. Express 18(12), 12052–12058 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

S. Zhang, L. Xu, M. Wang, H. Peng, F. Chen, J. Xu, and B. Zhao, “Continuous wave and passively Q-switched laser performance of the mixed crystal Nd:Lux (x=0.15)Y1-xVO4,” Laser Phys. Lett. 7(5), 339–342 (2010).
[CrossRef]

F. Liu, J. He, B. Zhang, J. Xu, X. Dong, K. Yang, H. Xia, and H. Zhang, “Diode-pumped passively Q-switched Nd:LuVO4 laser at 1.34μm with a V3+:YAG saturable absorber,” Opt. Express 16(16), 11759–11763 (2008).
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H. T. Huang, B. T. Zhang, J. L. He, J. F. Yang, J. L. Xu, X. Q. Yang, C. H. Zuo, and S. Zhao, “Diode-pumped passively Q-switched Nd:Y0.5Gd0.5VO4 at 1.34 μm with V3+:YAG as the saturable absorber,” Opt. Express 17(9), 6946–6951 (2009).
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S. Zhang, L. Xu, M. Wang, H. Peng, F. Chen, J. Xu, and B. Zhao, “Continuous wave and passively Q-switched laser performance of the mixed crystal Nd:Lux (x=0.15)Y1-xVO4,” Laser Phys. Lett. 7(5), 339–342 (2010).
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Y. Yan, H. Zhang, Y. Liu, X. Yu, H. Zhang, J. He, and J. Xin, “Near-diffraction-limited,35.4 W laser-diode end-pumped Nd:YVO4 slab laser operating at 1342 nm,” Opt. Lett. 34(14), 2105–2107 (2009).
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B. Zhang, J. Yang, J. He, H. Huang, S. Liu, J. Xu, F. Liu, Y. Zhi, and X. Tao, “Diode-end-pumped passively Q-switched 1.33 μm Nd:Gd3AlxGa5-xO12 laser with V3+: YAG saturable absorber,” Opt. Express 18(12), 12052–12058 (2010).
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H. T. Huang, B. T. Zhang, J. L. He, J. F. Yang, J. L. Xu, X. Q. Yang, C. H. Zuo, and S. Zhao, “Diode-pumped passively Q-switched Nd:Y0.5Gd0.5VO4 at 1.34 μm with V3+:YAG as the saturable absorber,” Opt. Express 17(9), 6946–6951 (2009).
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F. Liu, J. He, B. Zhang, J. Xu, X. Dong, K. Yang, H. Xia, and H. Zhang, “Diode-pumped passively Q-switched Nd:LuVO4 laser at 1.34μm with a V3+:YAG saturable absorber,” Opt. Express 16(16), 11759–11763 (2008).
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Yang, X. Q.

H. T. Huang, B. T. Zhang, J. L. He, J. F. Yang, J. L. Xu, X. Q. Yang, C. H. Zuo, and S. Zhao, “Diode-pumped passively Q-switched Nd:Y0.5Gd0.5VO4 at 1.34 μm with V3+:YAG as the saturable absorber,” Opt. Express 17(9), 6946–6951 (2009).
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Yu, H.

H. Yu, H. Zhang, Z. Wang, J. Wang, Y. Yu, D. Tang, G. Xie, H. Luo, and M. Jiang, “Passive mode-locking performance with a mixed Nd:Lu(0.5)Gd(0.5)VO(4) crystal,” Opt. Express 17(5), 3264–3269 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

H. Yu, J. Wang, H. Zhang, H. Yu, Z. Wang, M. Jiang, H. Xia, and R. I. Boughton, “Growth and characterization of Nd:YxGd1−xVO4 series laser crystals,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 25(6), 995–1001 (2008).
[CrossRef]

H. Yu, J. Wang, H. Zhang, H. Yu, Z. Wang, M. Jiang, H. Xia, and R. I. Boughton, “Growth and characterization of Nd:YxGd1−xVO4 series laser crystals,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 25(6), 995–1001 (2008).
[CrossRef]

H. Yu, H. Zhang, Z. Wang, J. Wang, Y. Yu, Z. Shao, M. Jiang, and X. Zhang, “Continuous wave and passively Q-switched laser performance of a Nd-doped mixed crystal Nd:Lu0.5Gd0.5VO4,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 90(23), 231110 (2007).
[CrossRef]

H. Yu, H. Zhang, Z. Wang, J. Wang, Y. Yu, Z. Shao, and M. Jiang, “Enhancement of passive Q-switching performance with mixed Nd:LuxGd1-xVO4 laser crystals,” Opt. Lett. 32(15), 2152–2154 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

H. Yu, H. Zhang, Z. Wang, J. Wang, Y. Yu, X. Cheng, Z. Shao, M. Jiang, Z. C. Ling, and H. R. Xia, “Characterization of mixed Nd:LuxGd1-xVO4 laser crystal,” J. Appl. Phys. 101(11), 113109 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Yu, X.

Y. Yan, H. Zhang, Y. Liu, X. Yu, H. Zhang, J. He, and J. Xin, “Near-diffraction-limited,35.4 W laser-diode end-pumped Nd:YVO4 slab laser operating at 1342 nm,” Opt. Lett. 34(14), 2105–2107 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Yu, Y.

H. Yu, H. Zhang, Z. Wang, J. Wang, Y. Yu, D. Tang, G. Xie, H. Luo, and M. Jiang, “Passive mode-locking performance with a mixed Nd:Lu(0.5)Gd(0.5)VO(4) crystal,” Opt. Express 17(5), 3264–3269 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

H. Yu, H. Zhang, Z. Wang, J. Wang, Y. Yu, Z. Shao, and M. Jiang, “Enhancement of passive Q-switching performance with mixed Nd:LuxGd1-xVO4 laser crystals,” Opt. Lett. 32(15), 2152–2154 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

H. Yu, H. Zhang, Z. Wang, J. Wang, Y. Yu, Z. Shao, M. Jiang, and X. Zhang, “Continuous wave and passively Q-switched laser performance of a Nd-doped mixed crystal Nd:Lu0.5Gd0.5VO4,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 90(23), 231110 (2007).
[CrossRef]

H. Yu, H. Zhang, Z. Wang, J. Wang, Y. Yu, X. Cheng, Z. Shao, M. Jiang, Z. C. Ling, and H. R. Xia, “Characterization of mixed Nd:LuxGd1-xVO4 laser crystal,” J. Appl. Phys. 101(11), 113109 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Yumashev, K. V.

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(5), 555–558 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Zhang, B.

B. Zhang, J. Yang, J. He, H. Huang, S. Liu, J. Xu, F. Liu, Y. Zhi, and X. Tao, “Diode-end-pumped passively Q-switched 1.33 μm Nd:Gd3AlxGa5-xO12 laser with V3+: YAG saturable absorber,” Opt. Express 18(12), 12052–12058 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

F. Liu, J. He, B. Zhang, J. Xu, X. Dong, K. Yang, H. Xia, and H. Zhang, “Diode-pumped passively Q-switched Nd:LuVO4 laser at 1.34μm with a V3+:YAG saturable absorber,” Opt. Express 16(16), 11759–11763 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Zhang, B. T.

H. T. Huang, B. T. Zhang, J. L. He, J. F. Yang, J. L. Xu, X. Q. Yang, C. H. Zuo, and S. Zhao, “Diode-pumped passively Q-switched Nd:Y0.5Gd0.5VO4 at 1.34 μm with V3+:YAG as the saturable absorber,” Opt. Express 17(9), 6946–6951 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Zhang, H.

Y. Yan, H. Zhang, Y. Liu, X. Yu, H. Zhang, J. He, and J. Xin, “Near-diffraction-limited,35.4 W laser-diode end-pumped Nd:YVO4 slab laser operating at 1342 nm,” Opt. Lett. 34(14), 2105–2107 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

H. Yu, H. Zhang, Z. Wang, J. Wang, Y. Yu, D. Tang, G. Xie, H. Luo, and M. Jiang, “Passive mode-locking performance with a mixed Nd:Lu(0.5)Gd(0.5)VO(4) crystal,” Opt. Express 17(5), 3264–3269 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Y. Yan, H. Zhang, Y. Liu, X. Yu, H. Zhang, J. He, and J. Xin, “Near-diffraction-limited,35.4 W laser-diode end-pumped Nd:YVO4 slab laser operating at 1342 nm,” Opt. Lett. 34(14), 2105–2107 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

F. Liu, J. He, B. Zhang, J. Xu, X. Dong, K. Yang, H. Xia, and H. Zhang, “Diode-pumped passively Q-switched Nd:LuVO4 laser at 1.34μm with a V3+:YAG saturable absorber,” Opt. Express 16(16), 11759–11763 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

H. Yu, J. Wang, H. Zhang, H. Yu, Z. Wang, M. Jiang, H. Xia, and R. I. Boughton, “Growth and characterization of Nd:YxGd1−xVO4 series laser crystals,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 25(6), 995–1001 (2008).
[CrossRef]

H. Yu, H. Zhang, Z. Wang, J. Wang, Y. Yu, Z. Shao, M. Jiang, and X. Zhang, “Continuous wave and passively Q-switched laser performance of a Nd-doped mixed crystal Nd:Lu0.5Gd0.5VO4,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 90(23), 231110 (2007).
[CrossRef]

H. Yu, H. Zhang, Z. Wang, J. Wang, Y. Yu, Z. Shao, and M. Jiang, “Enhancement of passive Q-switching performance with mixed Nd:LuxGd1-xVO4 laser crystals,” Opt. Lett. 32(15), 2152–2154 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

H. Yu, H. Zhang, Z. Wang, J. Wang, Y. Yu, X. Cheng, Z. Shao, M. Jiang, Z. C. Ling, and H. R. Xia, “Characterization of mixed Nd:LuxGd1-xVO4 laser crystal,” J. Appl. Phys. 101(11), 113109 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Zhang, L. H.

J. L. He, Y. X. Fan, J. Du, Y. G. Wang, S. Liu, H. T. Wang, L. H. Zhang, and Y. Hang, “4-ps passively mode-locked Nd:Gd0.5Y0.5VO4 laser with a semiconductor saturable-absorber mirror,” Opt. Lett. 29(23), 2803–2805 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Zhang, S.

S. Zhang, L. Xu, M. Wang, H. Peng, F. Chen, J. Xu, and B. Zhao, “Continuous wave and passively Q-switched laser performance of the mixed crystal Nd:Lux (x=0.15)Y1-xVO4,” Laser Phys. Lett. 7(5), 339–342 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Zhang, X.

H. Yu, H. Zhang, Z. Wang, J. Wang, Y. Yu, Z. Shao, M. Jiang, and X. Zhang, “Continuous wave and passively Q-switched laser performance of a Nd-doped mixed crystal Nd:Lu0.5Gd0.5VO4,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 90(23), 231110 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Zhao, B.

S. Zhang, L. Xu, M. Wang, H. Peng, F. Chen, J. Xu, and B. Zhao, “Continuous wave and passively Q-switched laser performance of the mixed crystal Nd:Lux (x=0.15)Y1-xVO4,” Laser Phys. Lett. 7(5), 339–342 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Z. Zhuo, T. Li, S. G. Li, B. Zhao, J. Z. Chen, and S. S. Li, “A new composite YVO4/Nd:Y0.9La0.1VO4 crystal laser end-pumped with a fiber coupled diode array,” Laser Phys. Lett. 6(6), 445–449 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Zhao, S.

X. Li, G. Li, S. Zhao, C. Xu, G. Du, and T. Li, “Passively Q-Switched Laser Performance of Nd:Lu0.15Y0.85VO4 Operating at 1.34-μm with a V:YAG Saturable Absorber,” Laser Phys. , (2010), doi:.

H. T. Huang, B. T. Zhang, J. L. He, J. F. Yang, J. L. Xu, X. Q. Yang, C. H. Zuo, and S. Zhao, “Diode-pumped passively Q-switched Nd:Y0.5Gd0.5VO4 at 1.34 μm with V3+:YAG as the saturable absorber,” Opt. Express 17(9), 6946–6951 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Zhi, Y.

B. Zhang, J. Yang, J. He, H. Huang, S. Liu, J. Xu, F. Liu, Y. Zhi, and X. Tao, “Diode-end-pumped passively Q-switched 1.33 μm Nd:Gd3AlxGa5-xO12 laser with V3+: YAG saturable absorber,” Opt. Express 18(12), 12052–12058 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Zhuo, Z.

Z. Zhuo, T. Li, S. G. Li, B. Zhao, J. Z. Chen, and S. S. Li, “A new composite YVO4/Nd:Y0.9La0.1VO4 crystal laser end-pumped with a fiber coupled diode array,” Laser Phys. Lett. 6(6), 445–449 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Zuo, C. H.

H. T. Huang, B. T. Zhang, J. L. He, J. F. Yang, J. L. Xu, X. Q. Yang, C. H. Zuo, and S. Zhao, “Diode-pumped passively Q-switched Nd:Y0.5Gd0.5VO4 at 1.34 μm with V3+:YAG as the saturable absorber,” Opt. Express 17(9), 6946–6951 (2009).
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Figures (6)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Experimental configuration of the passively Q-switched laser at 1.3μm.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Cw laser output and fluorescence spectrum of Nd:Lux Y1-xVO4 crystal.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

PQS average output power of Nd:Lux Y1-xVO4 crystal.

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Fig. 4

The repetition rate versus pump power.

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

Pulse width versus pump power.

Fig. 6
Fig. 6

(a) train of pulses with pulse repetition rate of 142kHz; (b) the typical pulse shape with the pulse width of 42ns.

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