Abstract

The continuous-wave (cw) and pulsed laser performances of laser-diode (LD)-end-pumped c-cut Nd:LuVO4 at 1.06 μm were achieved for the first time. Maximum cw output of 2.35W was obtained. Compared with the cw laser output of a-cut Nd:LuVO4 crystal, the efficient emission cross-section of the c-cut crystal has been calculated to be 3.24×10-19 cm2. The largest pulse repetition rate, shortest pulse width, largest pulse energy and highest peak power were measured to be 20 kHz, 12 ns, 84.93 μJ and 7.02 kW, respectively, by using Cr4+:YAG crystals as the saturable absorbers in the passive pulsed laser output experiments.

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2006 (1)

Z. Wang, C. Du, H. Zhang, S. Ruan, D. Hu, Y. Wang, X. Xu, and J. Wang, “LD-pumped Nd:LuVO4/Cr4+:YAG passively Q-switched laser,” Acta Photonica Sinica 35,1130–1132 (2006) (in Chinese)

2005 (1)

2004 (2)

2003 (3)

H. Ogilvy, M. J. Withfold, P. Dekker, and J. A. Piper, “Efficient diode double-end-pumped Nd:YVO4 laser operating at 1342nm,” Opt. Express 11, .2411–2415 (2003).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

H. Zhang, H. Kong, S. Zhao, J. Liu, J. Wang, Z. Wang, L. Gao, C. Du, X. Hu, X. Xu, Z. Shao, and M. Jiang, “Growth of new laser crystal Nd:LuVO4 by the Czochralski method,” J. Cryst. Groth. 256,292–297 (2003).
[Crossref]

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

2002 (3)

Y. F. Chen and Y. P. Lan, “Comparison between c-cut and a-cut Nd:YVO4 lasers passively Q-switched with a Cr4+:YAG saturable absorber,” Appl. Phys. B 74,415–418 (2002).
[Crossref]

H. Zhang, J. Liu, J. Wang, C. Wang, L. Zhu, Z. Shao, X. Meng, X. Hu, M, Jiang, and Y. T. Chow, “Characterization of the laser crystal Nd:GdVO4,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B. 19,18–27 (2002).
[Crossref]

C. Maunier, J. L. Doualan, and R. Moncorgé, “Growth, spectroscopic characterization, and laser performance of Nd:LuVO4, a new infrared laser material that is suitable for diode pumping,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B. 19,1794–1800 (2002.).
[Crossref]

2000 (1)

X. Zhang, S. Zhao, and Q. Wang, “Modeling of passively Q-switched lasers,” J. Opt. Am. B 17,1166–1175 (2000).
[Crossref]

1998 (1)

J. J. Degnan “Effects of thermalization on Q-switched laser properties,” IEEE J. Quantum. Elect. 34,.887–899 (1998).
[Crossref]

1997 (1)

X. Zhang, S. Zhao, Q. Wang, Q. Zhang, L. Sun, and S. Zhang, “Optimization of Cr4+-doped saturable-absorber Q-switched lasers,” IEEE J. Quantum. Electron 33,2286–2294 (1997)
[Crossref]

1995 (2)

P. A. Studenikin, A. I. Zagumennyi, Yu. D. Zavartsev, P. A. Popov, and I. A. Shcherbakov, “GdVO4 as a new medium for solid-state lasers: some optical and thermal properties of crystals doped with Cd3+, Tm3+, and Er3+ ions,” Quantum Electron. 25,1162–1165 (1995).
[Crossref]

J. J. Degnan “Optimization of passively Q-switched lasers,” IEEE J. Quantum. Elect. 31,1890–1901 (1995).
[Crossref]

1994 (1)

T. Jensen, V. G. Ostroumov, J.-P. Meyn, G. Huber, A. I. Zagumennyi, and L. A. Shcherbalov, “Spectroscopic characterization and laser performance of diode-laser-pumped Nd:GdVO4,” Appl. Phys. B. 58,373–379 (1994).
[Crossref]

1992 (1)

N. Mermilliod, R. Romero, I. Chartier, C. Garapon, and R. Moncorgé, “Performance of various diode-pumped Nd:Laser materials: influence of inhomogeneous broadening,” IEEE J. Quantum. Elect. 28,1179–1187 (1992).
[Crossref]

1987 (1)

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

1976 (1)

Agnesi, A.

Birnbaum, M.

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

Chartier, I.

N. Mermilliod, R. Romero, I. Chartier, C. Garapon, and R. Moncorgé, “Performance of various diode-pumped Nd:Laser materials: influence of inhomogeneous broadening,” IEEE J. Quantum. Elect. 28,1179–1187 (1992).
[Crossref]

Chen, Y. F.

Y. F. Chen and Y. P. Lan, “Comparison between c-cut and a-cut Nd:YVO4 lasers passively Q-switched with a Cr4+:YAG saturable absorber,” Appl. Phys. B 74,415–418 (2002).
[Crossref]

Cheng, Y.

Y. Cheng, H. Zhang, Y. Yu, J. Wang, X. Tao, J. Liu, V. Petrov, Z. Ling, H. Xia, and M. Jiang, “Thermal properties and continuous-wave laser performance of Yb:LuVO4 crystal,” Appl. Phys. B, in press.

Chow, Y. T.

H. Zhang, J. Liu, J. Wang, C. Wang, L. Zhu, Z. Shao, X. Meng, X. Hu, M, Jiang, and Y. T. Chow, “Characterization of the laser crystal Nd:GdVO4,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B. 19,18–27 (2002).
[Crossref]

Degnan, J. J.

J. J. Degnan “Effects of thermalization on Q-switched laser properties,” IEEE J. Quantum. Elect. 34,.887–899 (1998).
[Crossref]

J. J. Degnan “Optimization of passively Q-switched lasers,” IEEE J. Quantum. Elect. 31,1890–1901 (1995).
[Crossref]

Dekker, P.

Dell’Acqua, S.

DeShazer, L. G.

Doualan, J. L.

C. Maunier, J. L. Doualan, and R. Moncorgé, “Growth, spectroscopic characterization, and laser performance of Nd:LuVO4, a new infrared laser material that is suitable for diode pumping,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B. 19,1794–1800 (2002.).
[Crossref]

Du, C.

Z. Wang, C. Du, H. Zhang, S. Ruan, D. Hu, Y. Wang, X. Xu, and J. Wang, “LD-pumped Nd:LuVO4/Cr4+:YAG passively Q-switched laser,” Acta Photonica Sinica 35,1130–1132 (2006) (in Chinese)

H. Zhang, H. Kong, S. Zhao, J. Liu, J. Wang, Z. Wang, L. Gao, C. Du, X. Hu, X. Xu, Z. Shao, and M. Jiang, “Growth of new laser crystal Nd:LuVO4 by the Czochralski method,” J. Cryst. Groth. 256,292–297 (2003).
[Crossref]

Fields, R. A.

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

Gao, L.

H. Zhang, H. Kong, S. Zhao, J. Liu, J. Wang, Z. Wang, L. Gao, C. Du, X. Hu, X. Xu, Z. Shao, and M. Jiang, “Growth of new laser crystal Nd:LuVO4 by the Czochralski method,” J. Cryst. Groth. 256,292–297 (2003).
[Crossref]

Gao, W.

F. Liu, H. Xia, S. Pan, W. Gao, D. Ran, S. Sun, Z. Ling, H. Zhang, S. Zhao, and J. Wang, “Passively Q-switched Nd:LuVO4 laser using Cr4+:YAG as saturable absorber,” Opt. Laser Technol. in press.

Garapon, C.

N. Mermilliod, R. Romero, I. Chartier, C. Garapon, and R. Moncorgé, “Performance of various diode-pumped Nd:Laser materials: influence of inhomogeneous broadening,” IEEE J. Quantum. Elect. 28,1179–1187 (1992).
[Crossref]

Guandalini, A.

He, J.

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

Hu, D.

Z. Wang, C. Du, H. Zhang, S. Ruan, D. Hu, Y. Wang, X. Xu, and J. Wang, “LD-pumped Nd:LuVO4/Cr4+:YAG passively Q-switched laser,” Acta Photonica Sinica 35,1130–1132 (2006) (in Chinese)

Hu, X.

H. Zhang, H. Kong, S. Zhao, J. Liu, J. Wang, Z. Wang, L. Gao, C. Du, X. Hu, X. Xu, Z. Shao, and M. Jiang, “Growth of new laser crystal Nd:LuVO4 by the Czochralski method,” J. Cryst. Groth. 256,292–297 (2003).
[Crossref]

H. Zhang, J. Liu, J. Wang, C. Wang, L. Zhu, Z. Shao, X. Meng, X. Hu, M, Jiang, and Y. T. Chow, “Characterization of the laser crystal Nd:GdVO4,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B. 19,18–27 (2002).
[Crossref]

Huber, G.

T. Jensen, V. G. Ostroumov, J.-P. Meyn, G. Huber, A. I. Zagumennyi, and L. A. Shcherbalov, “Spectroscopic characterization and laser performance of diode-laser-pumped Nd:GdVO4,” Appl. Phys. B. 58,373–379 (1994).
[Crossref]

Jensen, T.

T. Jensen, V. G. Ostroumov, J.-P. Meyn, G. Huber, A. I. Zagumennyi, and L. A. Shcherbalov, “Spectroscopic characterization and laser performance of diode-laser-pumped Nd:GdVO4,” Appl. Phys. B. 58,373–379 (1994).
[Crossref]

Jiang, M,

H. Zhang, J. Liu, J. Wang, C. Wang, L. Zhu, Z. Shao, X. Meng, X. Hu, M, Jiang, and Y. T. Chow, “Characterization of the laser crystal Nd:GdVO4,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B. 19,18–27 (2002).
[Crossref]

Jiang, M.

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

J. Liu, H. Zhang, Z. Wang, J. Wang, Z. Shao, M. Jiang, and H. Weber, “Continuous-wave and pulsed laser performance of Nd:LuVO4 crystal,” Opt. Lett. 29,168–170 (2004).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

H. Zhang, H. Kong, S. Zhao, J. Liu, J. Wang, Z. Wang, L. Gao, C. Du, X. Hu, X. Xu, Z. Shao, and M. Jiang, “Growth of new laser crystal Nd:LuVO4 by the Czochralski method,” J. Cryst. Groth. 256,292–297 (2003).
[Crossref]

Y. Cheng, H. Zhang, Y. Yu, J. Wang, X. Tao, J. Liu, V. Petrov, Z. Ling, H. Xia, and M. Jiang, “Thermal properties and continuous-wave laser performance of Yb:LuVO4 crystal,” Appl. Phys. B, in press.

Kong, H.

H. Zhang, H. Kong, S. Zhao, J. Liu, J. Wang, Z. Wang, L. Gao, C. Du, X. Hu, X. Xu, Z. Shao, and M. Jiang, “Growth of new laser crystal Nd:LuVO4 by the Czochralski method,” J. Cryst. Groth. 256,292–297 (2003).
[Crossref]

Lan, Y. P.

Y. F. Chen and Y. P. Lan, “Comparison between c-cut and a-cut Nd:YVO4 lasers passively Q-switched with a Cr4+:YAG saturable absorber,” Appl. Phys. B 74,415–418 (2002).
[Crossref]

Ling, Z.

F. Liu, H. Xia, S. Pan, W. Gao, D. Ran, S. Sun, Z. Ling, H. Zhang, S. Zhao, and J. Wang, “Passively Q-switched Nd:LuVO4 laser using Cr4+:YAG as saturable absorber,” Opt. Laser Technol. in press.

Y. Cheng, H. Zhang, Y. Yu, J. Wang, X. Tao, J. Liu, V. Petrov, Z. Ling, H. Xia, and M. Jiang, “Thermal properties and continuous-wave laser performance of Yb:LuVO4 crystal,” Appl. Phys. B, in press.

Liu, F.

F. Liu, H. Xia, S. Pan, W. Gao, D. Ran, S. Sun, Z. Ling, H. Zhang, S. Zhao, and J. Wang, “Passively Q-switched Nd:LuVO4 laser using Cr4+:YAG as saturable absorber,” Opt. Laser Technol. in press.

Liu, J.

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

J. Liu, H. Zhang, Z. Wang, J. Wang, Z. Shao, M. Jiang, and H. Weber, “Continuous-wave and pulsed laser performance of Nd:LuVO4 crystal,” Opt. Lett. 29,168–170 (2004).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

H. Zhang, H. Kong, S. Zhao, J. Liu, J. Wang, Z. Wang, L. Gao, C. Du, X. Hu, X. Xu, Z. Shao, and M. Jiang, “Growth of new laser crystal Nd:LuVO4 by the Czochralski method,” J. Cryst. Groth. 256,292–297 (2003).
[Crossref]

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

H. Zhang, J. Liu, J. Wang, C. Wang, L. Zhu, Z. Shao, X. Meng, X. Hu, M, Jiang, and Y. T. Chow, “Characterization of the laser crystal Nd:GdVO4,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B. 19,18–27 (2002).
[Crossref]

Y. Cheng, H. Zhang, Y. Yu, J. Wang, X. Tao, J. Liu, V. Petrov, Z. Ling, H. Xia, and M. Jiang, “Thermal properties and continuous-wave laser performance of Yb:LuVO4 crystal,” Appl. Phys. B, in press.

Maunier, C.

C. Maunier, J. L. Doualan, and R. Moncorgé, “Growth, spectroscopic characterization, and laser performance of Nd:LuVO4, a new infrared laser material that is suitable for diode pumping,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B. 19,1794–1800 (2002.).
[Crossref]

Meng, X.

H. Zhang, J. Liu, J. Wang, C. Wang, L. Zhu, Z. Shao, X. Meng, X. Hu, M, Jiang, and Y. T. Chow, “Characterization of the laser crystal Nd:GdVO4,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B. 19,18–27 (2002).
[Crossref]

Mermilliod, N.

N. Mermilliod, R. Romero, I. Chartier, C. Garapon, and R. Moncorgé, “Performance of various diode-pumped Nd:Laser materials: influence of inhomogeneous broadening,” IEEE J. Quantum. Elect. 28,1179–1187 (1992).
[Crossref]

Meyn, J.-P.

T. Jensen, V. G. Ostroumov, J.-P. Meyn, G. Huber, A. I. Zagumennyi, and L. A. Shcherbalov, “Spectroscopic characterization and laser performance of diode-laser-pumped Nd:GdVO4,” Appl. Phys. B. 58,373–379 (1994).
[Crossref]

Moncorgé, R.

C. Maunier, J. L. Doualan, and R. Moncorgé, “Growth, spectroscopic characterization, and laser performance of Nd:LuVO4, a new infrared laser material that is suitable for diode pumping,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B. 19,1794–1800 (2002.).
[Crossref]

N. Mermilliod, R. Romero, I. Chartier, C. Garapon, and R. Moncorgé, “Performance of various diode-pumped Nd:Laser materials: influence of inhomogeneous broadening,” IEEE J. Quantum. Elect. 28,1179–1187 (1992).
[Crossref]

Ogilvy, H.

Ostroumov, V. G.

T. Jensen, V. G. Ostroumov, J.-P. Meyn, G. Huber, A. I. Zagumennyi, and L. A. Shcherbalov, “Spectroscopic characterization and laser performance of diode-laser-pumped Nd:GdVO4,” Appl. Phys. B. 58,373–379 (1994).
[Crossref]

Pan, S.

F. Liu, H. Xia, S. Pan, W. Gao, D. Ran, S. Sun, Z. Ling, H. Zhang, S. Zhao, and J. Wang, “Passively Q-switched Nd:LuVO4 laser using Cr4+:YAG as saturable absorber,” Opt. Laser Technol. in press.

Petrov, V.

Y. Cheng, H. Zhang, Y. Yu, J. Wang, X. Tao, J. Liu, V. Petrov, Z. Ling, H. Xia, and M. Jiang, “Thermal properties and continuous-wave laser performance of Yb:LuVO4 crystal,” Appl. Phys. B, in press.

Piccinno, G.

Piper, J. A.

Popov, P. A.

P. A. Studenikin, A. I. Zagumennyi, Yu. D. Zavartsev, P. A. Popov, and I. A. Shcherbakov, “GdVO4 as a new medium for solid-state lasers: some optical and thermal properties of crystals doped with Cd3+, Tm3+, and Er3+ ions,” Quantum Electron. 25,1162–1165 (1995).
[Crossref]

Ran, D.

F. Liu, H. Xia, S. Pan, W. Gao, D. Ran, S. Sun, Z. Ling, H. Zhang, S. Zhao, and J. Wang, “Passively Q-switched Nd:LuVO4 laser using Cr4+:YAG as saturable absorber,” Opt. Laser Technol. in press.

Reali, G.

Romero, R.

N. Mermilliod, R. Romero, I. Chartier, C. Garapon, and R. Moncorgé, “Performance of various diode-pumped Nd:Laser materials: influence of inhomogeneous broadening,” IEEE J. Quantum. Elect. 28,1179–1187 (1992).
[Crossref]

Ruan, S.

Z. Wang, C. Du, H. Zhang, S. Ruan, D. Hu, Y. Wang, X. Xu, and J. Wang, “LD-pumped Nd:LuVO4/Cr4+:YAG passively Q-switched laser,” Acta Photonica Sinica 35,1130–1132 (2006) (in Chinese)

Shao, Z.

J. Liu, H. Zhang, Z. Wang, J. Wang, Z. Shao, M. Jiang, and H. Weber, “Continuous-wave and pulsed laser performance of Nd:LuVO4 crystal,” Opt. Lett. 29,168–170 (2004).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

H. Zhang, H. Kong, S. Zhao, J. Liu, J. Wang, Z. Wang, L. Gao, C. Du, X. Hu, X. Xu, Z. Shao, and M. Jiang, “Growth of new laser crystal Nd:LuVO4 by the Czochralski method,” J. Cryst. Groth. 256,292–297 (2003).
[Crossref]

H. Zhang, J. Liu, J. Wang, C. Wang, L. Zhu, Z. Shao, X. Meng, X. Hu, M, Jiang, and Y. T. Chow, “Characterization of the laser crystal Nd:GdVO4,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B. 19,18–27 (2002).
[Crossref]

Shcherbakov, I. A.

P. A. Studenikin, A. I. Zagumennyi, Yu. D. Zavartsev, P. A. Popov, and I. A. Shcherbakov, “GdVO4 as a new medium for solid-state lasers: some optical and thermal properties of crystals doped with Cd3+, Tm3+, and Er3+ ions,” Quantum Electron. 25,1162–1165 (1995).
[Crossref]

Shcherbalov, L. A.

T. Jensen, V. G. Ostroumov, J.-P. Meyn, G. Huber, A. I. Zagumennyi, and L. A. Shcherbalov, “Spectroscopic characterization and laser performance of diode-laser-pumped Nd:GdVO4,” Appl. Phys. B. 58,373–379 (1994).
[Crossref]

Studenikin, P. A.

P. A. Studenikin, A. I. Zagumennyi, Yu. D. Zavartsev, P. A. Popov, and I. A. Shcherbakov, “GdVO4 as a new medium for solid-state lasers: some optical and thermal properties of crystals doped with Cd3+, Tm3+, and Er3+ ions,” Quantum Electron. 25,1162–1165 (1995).
[Crossref]

Sun, L.

X. Zhang, S. Zhao, Q. Wang, Q. Zhang, L. Sun, and S. Zhang, “Optimization of Cr4+-doped saturable-absorber Q-switched lasers,” IEEE J. Quantum. Electron 33,2286–2294 (1997)
[Crossref]

Sun, S.

F. Liu, H. Xia, S. Pan, W. Gao, D. Ran, S. Sun, Z. Ling, H. Zhang, S. Zhao, and J. Wang, “Passively Q-switched Nd:LuVO4 laser using Cr4+:YAG as saturable absorber,” Opt. Laser Technol. in press.

Tao, X.

Y. Cheng, H. Zhang, Y. Yu, J. Wang, X. Tao, J. Liu, V. Petrov, Z. Ling, H. Xia, and M. Jiang, “Thermal properties and continuous-wave laser performance of Yb:LuVO4 crystal,” Appl. Phys. B, in press.

Wang, C.

H. Zhang, J. Liu, J. Wang, C. Wang, L. Zhu, Z. Shao, X. Meng, X. Hu, M, Jiang, and Y. T. Chow, “Characterization of the laser crystal Nd:GdVO4,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B. 19,18–27 (2002).
[Crossref]

Wang, J.

Z. Wang, C. Du, H. Zhang, S. Ruan, D. Hu, Y. Wang, X. Xu, and J. Wang, “LD-pumped Nd:LuVO4/Cr4+:YAG passively Q-switched laser,” Acta Photonica Sinica 35,1130–1132 (2006) (in Chinese)

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

J. Liu, H. Zhang, Z. Wang, J. Wang, Z. Shao, M. Jiang, and H. Weber, “Continuous-wave and pulsed laser performance of Nd:LuVO4 crystal,” Opt. Lett. 29,168–170 (2004).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

H. Zhang, H. Kong, S. Zhao, J. Liu, J. Wang, Z. Wang, L. Gao, C. Du, X. Hu, X. Xu, Z. Shao, and M. Jiang, “Growth of new laser crystal Nd:LuVO4 by the Czochralski method,” J. Cryst. Groth. 256,292–297 (2003).
[Crossref]

H. Zhang, J. Liu, J. Wang, C. Wang, L. Zhu, Z. Shao, X. Meng, X. Hu, M, Jiang, and Y. T. Chow, “Characterization of the laser crystal Nd:GdVO4,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B. 19,18–27 (2002).
[Crossref]

Y. Cheng, H. Zhang, Y. Yu, J. Wang, X. Tao, J. Liu, V. Petrov, Z. Ling, H. Xia, and M. Jiang, “Thermal properties and continuous-wave laser performance of Yb:LuVO4 crystal,” Appl. Phys. B, in press.

F. Liu, H. Xia, S. Pan, W. Gao, D. Ran, S. Sun, Z. Ling, H. Zhang, S. Zhao, and J. Wang, “Passively Q-switched Nd:LuVO4 laser using Cr4+:YAG as saturable absorber,” Opt. Laser Technol. in press.

Wang, Q.

X. Zhang, S. Zhao, and Q. Wang, “Modeling of passively Q-switched lasers,” J. Opt. Am. B 17,1166–1175 (2000).
[Crossref]

X. Zhang, S. Zhao, Q. Wang, Q. Zhang, L. Sun, and S. Zhang, “Optimization of Cr4+-doped saturable-absorber Q-switched lasers,” IEEE J. Quantum. Electron 33,2286–2294 (1997)
[Crossref]

Wang, Y.

Z. Wang, C. Du, H. Zhang, S. Ruan, D. Hu, Y. Wang, X. Xu, and J. Wang, “LD-pumped Nd:LuVO4/Cr4+:YAG passively Q-switched laser,” Acta Photonica Sinica 35,1130–1132 (2006) (in Chinese)

Wang, Z.

Z. Wang, C. Du, H. Zhang, S. Ruan, D. Hu, Y. Wang, X. Xu, and J. Wang, “LD-pumped Nd:LuVO4/Cr4+:YAG passively Q-switched laser,” Acta Photonica Sinica 35,1130–1132 (2006) (in Chinese)

J. Liu, H. Zhang, Z. Wang, J. Wang, Z. Shao, M. Jiang, and H. Weber, “Continuous-wave and pulsed laser performance of Nd:LuVO4 crystal,” Opt. Lett. 29,168–170 (2004).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

H. Zhang, H. Kong, S. Zhao, J. Liu, J. Wang, Z. Wang, L. Gao, C. Du, X. Hu, X. Xu, Z. Shao, and M. Jiang, “Growth of new laser crystal Nd:LuVO4 by the Czochralski method,” J. Cryst. Groth. 256,292–297 (2003).
[Crossref]

Weber, H.

Withfold, M. J.

Xia, H.

Y. Cheng, H. Zhang, Y. Yu, J. Wang, X. Tao, J. Liu, V. Petrov, Z. Ling, H. Xia, and M. Jiang, “Thermal properties and continuous-wave laser performance of Yb:LuVO4 crystal,” Appl. Phys. B, in press.

F. Liu, H. Xia, S. Pan, W. Gao, D. Ran, S. Sun, Z. Ling, H. Zhang, S. Zhao, and J. Wang, “Passively Q-switched Nd:LuVO4 laser using Cr4+:YAG as saturable absorber,” Opt. Laser Technol. in press.

Xu, X.

Z. Wang, C. Du, H. Zhang, S. Ruan, D. Hu, Y. Wang, X. Xu, and J. Wang, “LD-pumped Nd:LuVO4/Cr4+:YAG passively Q-switched laser,” Acta Photonica Sinica 35,1130–1132 (2006) (in Chinese)

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

H. Zhang, H. Kong, S. Zhao, J. Liu, J. Wang, Z. Wang, L. Gao, C. Du, X. Hu, X. Xu, Z. Shao, and M. Jiang, “Growth of new laser crystal Nd:LuVO4 by the Czochralski method,” J. Cryst. Groth. 256,292–297 (2003).
[Crossref]

Yaney, P. P.

Yang, J.

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

Yu, Y.

Y. Cheng, H. Zhang, Y. Yu, J. Wang, X. Tao, J. Liu, V. Petrov, Z. Ling, H. Xia, and M. Jiang, “Thermal properties and continuous-wave laser performance of Yb:LuVO4 crystal,” Appl. Phys. B, in press.

Zagumennyi, A. I.

P. A. Studenikin, A. I. Zagumennyi, Yu. D. Zavartsev, P. A. Popov, and I. A. Shcherbakov, “GdVO4 as a new medium for solid-state lasers: some optical and thermal properties of crystals doped with Cd3+, Tm3+, and Er3+ ions,” Quantum Electron. 25,1162–1165 (1995).
[Crossref]

T. Jensen, V. G. Ostroumov, J.-P. Meyn, G. Huber, A. I. Zagumennyi, and L. A. Shcherbalov, “Spectroscopic characterization and laser performance of diode-laser-pumped Nd:GdVO4,” Appl. Phys. B. 58,373–379 (1994).
[Crossref]

Zavartsev, Yu. D.

P. A. Studenikin, A. I. Zagumennyi, Yu. D. Zavartsev, P. A. Popov, and I. A. Shcherbakov, “GdVO4 as a new medium for solid-state lasers: some optical and thermal properties of crystals doped with Cd3+, Tm3+, and Er3+ ions,” Quantum Electron. 25,1162–1165 (1995).
[Crossref]

Zhang, H.

Z. Wang, C. Du, H. Zhang, S. Ruan, D. Hu, Y. Wang, X. Xu, and J. Wang, “LD-pumped Nd:LuVO4/Cr4+:YAG passively Q-switched laser,” Acta Photonica Sinica 35,1130–1132 (2006) (in Chinese)

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

J. Liu, H. Zhang, Z. Wang, J. Wang, Z. Shao, M. Jiang, and H. Weber, “Continuous-wave and pulsed laser performance of Nd:LuVO4 crystal,” Opt. Lett. 29,168–170 (2004).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

H. Zhang, H. Kong, S. Zhao, J. Liu, J. Wang, Z. Wang, L. Gao, C. Du, X. Hu, X. Xu, Z. Shao, and M. Jiang, “Growth of new laser crystal Nd:LuVO4 by the Czochralski method,” J. Cryst. Groth. 256,292–297 (2003).
[Crossref]

H. Zhang, J. Liu, J. Wang, C. Wang, L. Zhu, Z. Shao, X. Meng, X. Hu, M, Jiang, and Y. T. Chow, “Characterization of the laser crystal Nd:GdVO4,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B. 19,18–27 (2002).
[Crossref]

Y. Cheng, H. Zhang, Y. Yu, J. Wang, X. Tao, J. Liu, V. Petrov, Z. Ling, H. Xia, and M. Jiang, “Thermal properties and continuous-wave laser performance of Yb:LuVO4 crystal,” Appl. Phys. B, in press.

F. Liu, H. Xia, S. Pan, W. Gao, D. Ran, S. Sun, Z. Ling, H. Zhang, S. Zhao, and J. Wang, “Passively Q-switched Nd:LuVO4 laser using Cr4+:YAG as saturable absorber,” Opt. Laser Technol. in press.

Zhang, Q.

X. Zhang, S. Zhao, Q. Wang, Q. Zhang, L. Sun, and S. Zhang, “Optimization of Cr4+-doped saturable-absorber Q-switched lasers,” IEEE J. Quantum. Electron 33,2286–2294 (1997)
[Crossref]

Zhang, S.

X. Zhang, S. Zhao, Q. Wang, Q. Zhang, L. Sun, and S. Zhang, “Optimization of Cr4+-doped saturable-absorber Q-switched lasers,” IEEE J. Quantum. Electron 33,2286–2294 (1997)
[Crossref]

Zhang, X.

X. Zhang, S. Zhao, and Q. Wang, “Modeling of passively Q-switched lasers,” J. Opt. Am. B 17,1166–1175 (2000).
[Crossref]

X. Zhang, S. Zhao, Q. Wang, Q. Zhang, L. Sun, and S. Zhang, “Optimization of Cr4+-doped saturable-absorber Q-switched lasers,” IEEE J. Quantum. Electron 33,2286–2294 (1997)
[Crossref]

Zhao, S.

H. Zhang, H. Kong, S. Zhao, J. Liu, J. Wang, Z. Wang, L. Gao, C. Du, X. Hu, X. Xu, Z. Shao, and M. Jiang, “Growth of new laser crystal Nd:LuVO4 by the Czochralski method,” J. Cryst. Groth. 256,292–297 (2003).
[Crossref]

X. Zhang, S. Zhao, and Q. Wang, “Modeling of passively Q-switched lasers,” J. Opt. Am. B 17,1166–1175 (2000).
[Crossref]

X. Zhang, S. Zhao, Q. Wang, Q. Zhang, L. Sun, and S. Zhang, “Optimization of Cr4+-doped saturable-absorber Q-switched lasers,” IEEE J. Quantum. Electron 33,2286–2294 (1997)
[Crossref]

F. Liu, H. Xia, S. Pan, W. Gao, D. Ran, S. Sun, Z. Ling, H. Zhang, S. Zhao, and J. Wang, “Passively Q-switched Nd:LuVO4 laser using Cr4+:YAG as saturable absorber,” Opt. Laser Technol. in press.

Zhu, L.

H. Zhang, J. Liu, J. Wang, C. Wang, L. Zhu, Z. Shao, X. Meng, X. Hu, M, Jiang, and Y. T. Chow, “Characterization of the laser crystal Nd:GdVO4,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B. 19,18–27 (2002).
[Crossref]

Acta Photonica Sinica (1)

Z. Wang, C. Du, H. Zhang, S. Ruan, D. Hu, Y. Wang, X. Xu, and J. Wang, “LD-pumped Nd:LuVO4/Cr4+:YAG passively Q-switched laser,” Acta Photonica Sinica 35,1130–1132 (2006) (in Chinese)

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Y. F. Chen and Y. P. Lan, “Comparison between c-cut and a-cut Nd:YVO4 lasers passively Q-switched with a Cr4+:YAG saturable absorber,” Appl. Phys. B 74,415–418 (2002).
[Crossref]

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T. Jensen, V. G. Ostroumov, J.-P. Meyn, G. Huber, A. I. Zagumennyi, and L. A. Shcherbalov, “Spectroscopic characterization and laser performance of diode-laser-pumped Nd:GdVO4,” Appl. Phys. B. 58,373–379 (1994).
[Crossref]

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X. Zhang, S. Zhao, Q. Wang, Q. Zhang, L. Sun, and S. Zhang, “Optimization of Cr4+-doped saturable-absorber Q-switched lasers,” IEEE J. Quantum. Electron 33,2286–2294 (1997)
[Crossref]

J. Cryst. Groth. (1)

H. Zhang, H. Kong, S. Zhao, J. Liu, J. Wang, Z. Wang, L. Gao, C. Du, X. Hu, X. Xu, Z. Shao, and M. Jiang, “Growth of new laser crystal Nd:LuVO4 by the Czochralski method,” J. Cryst. Groth. 256,292–297 (2003).
[Crossref]

J. Opt. Am. B (1)

X. Zhang, S. Zhao, and Q. Wang, “Modeling of passively Q-switched lasers,” J. Opt. Am. B 17,1166–1175 (2000).
[Crossref]

J. Opt. Soc. Am. (1)

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B. (2)

C. Maunier, J. L. Doualan, and R. Moncorgé, “Growth, spectroscopic characterization, and laser performance of Nd:LuVO4, a new infrared laser material that is suitable for diode pumping,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B. 19,1794–1800 (2002.).
[Crossref]

H. Zhang, J. Liu, J. Wang, C. Wang, L. Zhu, Z. Shao, X. Meng, X. Hu, M, Jiang, and Y. T. Chow, “Characterization of the laser crystal Nd:GdVO4,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B. 19,18–27 (2002).
[Crossref]

Opt. Commun. (1)

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

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Quantum Electron. (1)

P. A. Studenikin, A. I. Zagumennyi, Yu. D. Zavartsev, P. A. Popov, and I. A. Shcherbakov, “GdVO4 as a new medium for solid-state lasers: some optical and thermal properties of crystals doped with Cd3+, Tm3+, and Er3+ ions,” Quantum Electron. 25,1162–1165 (1995).
[Crossref]

Other (2)

Y. Cheng, H. Zhang, Y. Yu, J. Wang, X. Tao, J. Liu, V. Petrov, Z. Ling, H. Xia, and M. Jiang, “Thermal properties and continuous-wave laser performance of Yb:LuVO4 crystal,” Appl. Phys. B, in press.

F. Liu, H. Xia, S. Pan, W. Gao, D. Ran, S. Sun, Z. Ling, H. Zhang, S. Zhao, and J. Wang, “Passively Q-switched Nd:LuVO4 laser using Cr4+:YAG as saturable absorber,” Opt. Laser Technol. in press.

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Figures (9)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1 The configuration of the cw and pulsed laser output
Fig. 2.
Fig. 2. The cw laser characterizations of the a- and c-cut Nd:LuVO4 crystals
Fig. 3.
Fig. 3. The average output power versus the incident pump power
Fig. 4.
Fig. 4. The pulse repetition rate versus the incident power
Fig. 5.
Fig. 5. The pulse width versus the incident pump power
Fig. 6.
Fig. 6. The pulse energy versus the incident pump power
Fig. 7.
Fig. 7. The peak power versus the incident pump power
Fig. 8.
Fig. 8. The pulse profile with the pulse width of 12 ns
Fig. 9.
Fig. 9. The pulse train with the repetition rate of 9.6 kHz

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