Abstract

We report a high-efficiency Nd:YVO4 laser operating at 1342 nm pumped by an all-solid-state Q-switched Ti:Sapphire laser at 879 nm. A plano-concave cavity was optimized to obtain high efficiency and good beam quality. Output power for two Nd:YVO4 crystals with 1.0- and 3.0-at.% Nd3+ doping under 879-nm pumping was measured respectively. Comparative results obtained by traditional pumping at 808 nm into the highly absorbing 4 F 5/2 level were presented, showing that the slope efficiency of the 1.0-at.% Nd:YVO4 laser under 879-nm pumping was 10.5% higher than that of 808-nm pumping. In a 4-mm-thick, 1.0-at.% Nd:YVO4 crystal, a high slope efficiency of 64% was achieved under 879- nm pumping, with an optical-to-optical conversion efficiency of 41.3%.

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  1. A. Di lieto, P. Minguzzi, A. Piratsu, S. Sanguinetti, and V. Magni, "A 7-W diode-pumped Nd:YVO4 cw laser at 1.34 μm," Appl. Phys. B 75, 463-466 (2002).
    [CrossRef]
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    [CrossRef]
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    [CrossRef]
  4. Y. F. Chen, S. W. Tsai, S. C. Wang, Y. C. Huang, T. C. Lin, and B. C. Wong, "Efficient generation of continuous-wave yellow light by single-pass sum-frequency mixing of a diode-pumped Nd:YVO4 dual-wavelength laser with periodically poled lithium niobate," Opt. Lett. 27, 1809-1811 (2002).
    [CrossRef]
  5. A. Agnesi, A. Guandalini, and G. Reali, "Efficient 671-nm pump source by intracavity doubling of a diode-pumped Nd:YVO4 laser," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 19, 1078-1082 (2002).
    [CrossRef]
  6. Y. F. Chen, Y. S. Chen, T. H. OU, and K. W. SU, "Compact efficient diode-pumped Nd:YVO4 Q-switched blue laser with intracavity frequency tripling," Appl. Phys. B 81, 517-520 (2005).
    [CrossRef]
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    [CrossRef]
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    [CrossRef]
  9. Y. F. Chen, L. J. Lee, T. M. Huang, and C. L. Wang, "Study of high-power diode-end-pumped Nd:YVO4 laser at 1.34 μm: influence of Auger upconversion," Opt. Commun. 163, 198-202 (1999).
    [CrossRef]
  10. A. Di Lieto, P. Minguzzi, A. Pirastu, S. Sanguinetti, A. Toncelli, and V. Magni, "High-power Diffraction-limited Diode-pumped Nd:YVO4 cw Laser at 1.34μm," Advanced Solid-State Lasers 68, 570-574 (2002).
  11. H. Ogilvy, M. J. Withford, 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]
  12. R. Zhou, W. Wen, Z. Cai, X. Ding, P. Wang, and J. Yao, "Efficient stable simultaneous CW dual wavelength diode-end-pumped Nd:YAG laser operating at 1.319 and 1.338 μm," Chin. Opt. Lett. 3, 597-599 (2005).
  13. Z. Haiyong, Z. Ge, H. Chenghui, W. Yong, H. Lingxiong, C. Jing, C. Weidong, and C. Zhenqiang, "Diode-side-pumped 131 W, 1319 nm single-wavelength cw Nd:YAG laser," Appl. Opt. 46, 384-388 (2007).
    [CrossRef] [PubMed]
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    [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  15. J. Saikawa, Y. Sato, T. Taira, O. Nakamura, and Y. Furukawa, "879-nm direct-pumped Nd:GdVO4 lasers : 1.3-μm laser emission and heat generation characteristics," OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics 98,183-187 (2005).
  16. F. Song, C. Zhang, X. Ding, J. Xu, and G. Zhang, "Determination of thermal focal length and pumping radius in gain medium in laser-diode-pumped Nd:YVO4 lasers," Appl. Phys. Lett. 81, 2145-2147 (2002).
    [CrossRef]
  17. V. Lupei, N. Pavel, and T. Taira, "1064 nm laser emission of highly doped Nd:Yttrium aluminum garnet under 885 nm diode laser pumping," Appl. Phys. Lett. 80, 4309-4311 (2002).
    [CrossRef]
  18. V. Lupei, A. Lupei, S. Georgescu, T. Taira, Y. Sato, and A. Ikesue, "The effect of Nd concentration on the spectroscopic and emission decay properties of highly doped Nd:YAG ceramics," Phys. Rev. B 64, 092102 (2001).
    [CrossRef]

2007 (1)

Z. Haiyong, Z. Ge, H. Chenghui, W. Yong, H. Lingxiong, C. Jing, C. Weidong, and C. Zhenqiang, "Diode-side-pumped 131 W, 1319 nm single-wavelength cw Nd:YAG laser," Appl. Opt. 46, 384-388 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2005 (4)

N. Pavel, V. Lupei, and T. Taira, "1.34-μm efficient laser emission in highly-doped Nd:YAG under 885-nm diode pumping," Opt. Express 13, 7948-7953 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. Saikawa, Y. Sato, T. Taira, O. Nakamura, and Y. Furukawa, "879-nm direct-pumped Nd:GdVO4 lasers : 1.3-μm laser emission and heat generation characteristics," OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics 98,183-187 (2005).

R. Zhou, W. Wen, Z. Cai, X. Ding, P. Wang, and J. Yao, "Efficient stable simultaneous CW dual wavelength diode-end-pumped Nd:YAG laser operating at 1.319 and 1.338 μm," Chin. Opt. Lett. 3, 597-599 (2005).

Y. F. Chen, Y. S. Chen, T. H. OU, and K. W. SU, "Compact efficient diode-pumped Nd:YVO4 Q-switched blue laser with intracavity frequency tripling," Appl. Phys. B 81, 517-520 (2005).
[CrossRef]

2004 (1)

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

2003 (2)

J. Liao, J.-L. He, H. Liu, H.-T. Wang, S. N. Zhu, Y. Y. Zhu, and N. B. Ming, "Simultaneous generation of red, green, and blue quasi-continuous-wave coherent radiation based on multiple quasi-phasematched interactions from a single, aperiodically-poled LiTaO3," Appl. Phys. Lett. 82, 3159-3161 (2003).
[CrossRef]

H. Ogilvy, M. J. Withford, 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]

2002 (6)

A. Di lieto, P. Minguzzi, A. Piratsu, S. Sanguinetti, and V. Magni, "A 7-W diode-pumped Nd:YVO4 cw laser at 1.34 μm," Appl. Phys. B 75, 463-466 (2002).
[CrossRef]

A. Di Lieto, P. Minguzzi, A. Pirastu, S. Sanguinetti, A. Toncelli, and V. Magni, "High-power Diffraction-limited Diode-pumped Nd:YVO4 cw Laser at 1.34μm," Advanced Solid-State Lasers 68, 570-574 (2002).

F. Song, C. Zhang, X. Ding, J. Xu, and G. Zhang, "Determination of thermal focal length and pumping radius in gain medium in laser-diode-pumped Nd:YVO4 lasers," Appl. Phys. Lett. 81, 2145-2147 (2002).
[CrossRef]

V. Lupei, N. Pavel, and T. Taira, "1064 nm laser emission of highly doped Nd:Yttrium aluminum garnet under 885 nm diode laser pumping," Appl. Phys. Lett. 80, 4309-4311 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Y. F. Chen, S. W. Tsai, S. C. Wang, Y. C. Huang, T. C. Lin, and B. C. Wong, "Efficient generation of continuous-wave yellow light by single-pass sum-frequency mixing of a diode-pumped Nd:YVO4 dual-wavelength laser with periodically poled lithium niobate," Opt. Lett. 27, 1809-1811 (2002).
[CrossRef]

A. Agnesi, A. Guandalini, and G. Reali, "Efficient 671-nm pump source by intracavity doubling of a diode-pumped Nd:YVO4 laser," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 19, 1078-1082 (2002).
[CrossRef]

2001 (1)

V. Lupei, A. Lupei, S. Georgescu, T. Taira, Y. Sato, and A. Ikesue, "The effect of Nd concentration on the spectroscopic and emission decay properties of highly doped Nd:YAG ceramics," Phys. Rev. B 64, 092102 (2001).
[CrossRef]

1999 (2)

Y. F. Chen, L. J. Lee, T. M. Huang, and C. L. Wang, "Study of high-power diode-end-pumped Nd:YVO4 laser at 1.34 μm: influence of Auger upconversion," Opt. Commun. 163, 198-202 (1999).
[CrossRef]

A. Sennaroglu, "Efficient continuous-wave operation of a diode-pumped Nd:YVO4 laser at 1342 nm," Opt. Commun. 164, 191-197 (1999).
[CrossRef]

1976 (1)

A. W. Tucker, M. Birnbaum, C. L. Fincher, and L. G. DeShazer, "Continuous-wave operation of Nd:YVO4 at 1.06 and 1.34 µ," J. Appl. Phys. 47, 232-234 (1976).
[CrossRef]

Agnesi, A.

A. Agnesi, A. Guandalini, and G. Reali, "Efficient 671-nm pump source by intracavity doubling of a diode-pumped Nd:YVO4 laser," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 19, 1078-1082 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Birnbaum, M.

A. W. Tucker, M. Birnbaum, C. L. Fincher, and L. G. DeShazer, "Continuous-wave operation of Nd:YVO4 at 1.06 and 1.34 µ," J. Appl. Phys. 47, 232-234 (1976).
[CrossRef]

Cai, Z.

R. Zhou, W. Wen, Z. Cai, X. Ding, P. Wang, and J. Yao, "Efficient stable simultaneous CW dual wavelength diode-end-pumped Nd:YAG laser operating at 1.319 and 1.338 μm," Chin. Opt. Lett. 3, 597-599 (2005).

Chen, Y. F.

Y. F. Chen, Y. S. Chen, T. H. OU, and K. W. SU, "Compact efficient diode-pumped Nd:YVO4 Q-switched blue laser with intracavity frequency tripling," Appl. Phys. B 81, 517-520 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Y. F. Chen, S. W. Tsai, S. C. Wang, Y. C. Huang, T. C. Lin, and B. C. Wong, "Efficient generation of continuous-wave yellow light by single-pass sum-frequency mixing of a diode-pumped Nd:YVO4 dual-wavelength laser with periodically poled lithium niobate," Opt. Lett. 27, 1809-1811 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Y. F. Chen, L. J. Lee, T. M. Huang, and C. L. Wang, "Study of high-power diode-end-pumped Nd:YVO4 laser at 1.34 μm: influence of Auger upconversion," Opt. Commun. 163, 198-202 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Chen, Y. S.

Y. F. Chen, Y. S. Chen, T. H. OU, and K. W. SU, "Compact efficient diode-pumped Nd:YVO4 Q-switched blue laser with intracavity frequency tripling," Appl. Phys. B 81, 517-520 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Chenghui, H.

Z. Haiyong, Z. Ge, H. Chenghui, W. Yong, H. Lingxiong, C. Jing, C. Weidong, and C. Zhenqiang, "Diode-side-pumped 131 W, 1319 nm single-wavelength cw Nd:YAG laser," Appl. Opt. 46, 384-388 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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, 191-195 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Dekker, P.

H. Ogilvy, M. J. Withford, 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]

DeShazer, L. G.

A. W. Tucker, M. Birnbaum, C. L. Fincher, and L. G. DeShazer, "Continuous-wave operation of Nd:YVO4 at 1.06 and 1.34 µ," J. Appl. Phys. 47, 232-234 (1976).
[CrossRef]

Di Lieto, A.

A. Di Lieto, P. Minguzzi, A. Pirastu, S. Sanguinetti, A. Toncelli, and V. Magni, "High-power Diffraction-limited Diode-pumped Nd:YVO4 cw Laser at 1.34μm," Advanced Solid-State Lasers 68, 570-574 (2002).

Ding, X.

R. Zhou, W. Wen, Z. Cai, X. Ding, P. Wang, and J. Yao, "Efficient stable simultaneous CW dual wavelength diode-end-pumped Nd:YAG laser operating at 1.319 and 1.338 μm," Chin. Opt. Lett. 3, 597-599 (2005).

F. Song, C. Zhang, X. Ding, J. Xu, and G. Zhang, "Determination of thermal focal length and pumping radius in gain medium in laser-diode-pumped Nd:YVO4 lasers," Appl. Phys. Lett. 81, 2145-2147 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Fincher, C. L.

A. W. Tucker, M. Birnbaum, C. L. Fincher, and L. G. DeShazer, "Continuous-wave operation of Nd:YVO4 at 1.06 and 1.34 µ," J. Appl. Phys. 47, 232-234 (1976).
[CrossRef]

Furukawa, Y.

J. Saikawa, Y. Sato, T. Taira, O. Nakamura, and Y. Furukawa, "879-nm direct-pumped Nd:GdVO4 lasers : 1.3-μm laser emission and heat generation characteristics," OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics 98,183-187 (2005).

Ge, Z.

Z. Haiyong, Z. Ge, H. Chenghui, W. Yong, H. Lingxiong, C. Jing, C. Weidong, and C. Zhenqiang, "Diode-side-pumped 131 W, 1319 nm single-wavelength cw Nd:YAG laser," Appl. Opt. 46, 384-388 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Georgescu, S.

V. Lupei, A. Lupei, S. Georgescu, T. Taira, Y. Sato, and A. Ikesue, "The effect of Nd concentration on the spectroscopic and emission decay properties of highly doped Nd:YAG ceramics," Phys. Rev. B 64, 092102 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Guandalini, A.

A. Agnesi, A. Guandalini, and G. Reali, "Efficient 671-nm pump source by intracavity doubling of a diode-pumped Nd:YVO4 laser," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 19, 1078-1082 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Haiyong, Z.

Z. Haiyong, Z. Ge, H. Chenghui, W. Yong, H. Lingxiong, C. Jing, C. Weidong, and C. Zhenqiang, "Diode-side-pumped 131 W, 1319 nm single-wavelength cw Nd:YAG laser," Appl. Opt. 46, 384-388 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

He, J.-L.

J. Liao, J.-L. He, H. Liu, H.-T. Wang, S. N. Zhu, Y. Y. Zhu, and N. B. Ming, "Simultaneous generation of red, green, and blue quasi-continuous-wave coherent radiation based on multiple quasi-phasematched interactions from a single, aperiodically-poled LiTaO3," Appl. Phys. Lett. 82, 3159-3161 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Huang, T. M.

Y. F. Chen, L. J. Lee, T. M. Huang, and C. L. Wang, "Study of high-power diode-end-pumped Nd:YVO4 laser at 1.34 μm: influence of Auger upconversion," Opt. Commun. 163, 198-202 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Huang, Y. C.

Y. F. Chen, S. W. Tsai, S. C. Wang, Y. C. Huang, T. C. Lin, and B. C. Wong, "Efficient generation of continuous-wave yellow light by single-pass sum-frequency mixing of a diode-pumped Nd:YVO4 dual-wavelength laser with periodically poled lithium niobate," Opt. Lett. 27, 1809-1811 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Ikesue, A.

V. Lupei, A. Lupei, S. Georgescu, T. Taira, Y. Sato, and A. Ikesue, "The effect of Nd concentration on the spectroscopic and emission decay properties of highly doped Nd:YAG ceramics," Phys. Rev. B 64, 092102 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Jing, C.

Z. Haiyong, Z. Ge, H. Chenghui, W. Yong, H. Lingxiong, C. Jing, C. Weidong, and C. Zhenqiang, "Diode-side-pumped 131 W, 1319 nm single-wavelength cw Nd:YAG laser," Appl. Opt. 46, 384-388 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Lee, L. J.

Y. F. Chen, L. J. Lee, T. M. Huang, and C. L. Wang, "Study of high-power diode-end-pumped Nd:YVO4 laser at 1.34 μm: influence of Auger upconversion," Opt. Commun. 163, 198-202 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Liao, J.

J. Liao, J.-L. He, H. Liu, H.-T. Wang, S. N. Zhu, Y. Y. Zhu, and N. B. Ming, "Simultaneous generation of red, green, and blue quasi-continuous-wave coherent radiation based on multiple quasi-phasematched interactions from a single, aperiodically-poled LiTaO3," Appl. Phys. Lett. 82, 3159-3161 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Lin, T. C.

Y. F. Chen, S. W. Tsai, S. C. Wang, Y. C. Huang, T. C. Lin, and B. C. Wong, "Efficient generation of continuous-wave yellow light by single-pass sum-frequency mixing of a diode-pumped Nd:YVO4 dual-wavelength laser with periodically poled lithium niobate," Opt. Lett. 27, 1809-1811 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Lingxiong, H.

Z. Haiyong, Z. Ge, H. Chenghui, W. Yong, H. Lingxiong, C. Jing, C. Weidong, and C. Zhenqiang, "Diode-side-pumped 131 W, 1319 nm single-wavelength cw Nd:YAG laser," Appl. Opt. 46, 384-388 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Liu, H.

J. Liao, J.-L. He, H. Liu, H.-T. Wang, S. N. Zhu, Y. Y. Zhu, and N. B. Ming, "Simultaneous generation of red, green, and blue quasi-continuous-wave coherent radiation based on multiple quasi-phasematched interactions from a single, aperiodically-poled LiTaO3," Appl. Phys. Lett. 82, 3159-3161 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Lupei, A.

V. Lupei, A. Lupei, S. Georgescu, T. Taira, Y. Sato, and A. Ikesue, "The effect of Nd concentration on the spectroscopic and emission decay properties of highly doped Nd:YAG ceramics," Phys. Rev. B 64, 092102 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Lupei, V.

N. Pavel, V. Lupei, and T. Taira, "1.34-μm efficient laser emission in highly-doped Nd:YAG under 885-nm diode pumping," Opt. Express 13, 7948-7953 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

V. Lupei, N. Pavel, and T. Taira, "1064 nm laser emission of highly doped Nd:Yttrium aluminum garnet under 885 nm diode laser pumping," Appl. Phys. Lett. 80, 4309-4311 (2002).
[CrossRef]

V. Lupei, A. Lupei, S. Georgescu, T. Taira, Y. Sato, and A. Ikesue, "The effect of Nd concentration on the spectroscopic and emission decay properties of highly doped Nd:YAG ceramics," Phys. Rev. B 64, 092102 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Magni, V.

A. Di Lieto, P. Minguzzi, A. Pirastu, S. Sanguinetti, A. Toncelli, and V. Magni, "High-power Diffraction-limited Diode-pumped Nd:YVO4 cw Laser at 1.34μm," Advanced Solid-State Lasers 68, 570-574 (2002).

Minassian, A.

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

Ming, N. B.

J. Liao, J.-L. He, H. Liu, H.-T. Wang, S. N. Zhu, Y. Y. Zhu, and N. B. Ming, "Simultaneous generation of red, green, and blue quasi-continuous-wave coherent radiation based on multiple quasi-phasematched interactions from a single, aperiodically-poled LiTaO3," Appl. Phys. Lett. 82, 3159-3161 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Minguzzi, P.

A. Di Lieto, P. Minguzzi, A. Pirastu, S. Sanguinetti, A. Toncelli, and V. Magni, "High-power Diffraction-limited Diode-pumped Nd:YVO4 cw Laser at 1.34μm," Advanced Solid-State Lasers 68, 570-574 (2002).

Nakamura, O.

J. Saikawa, Y. Sato, T. Taira, O. Nakamura, and Y. Furukawa, "879-nm direct-pumped Nd:GdVO4 lasers : 1.3-μm laser emission and heat generation characteristics," OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics 98,183-187 (2005).

Ogilvy, H.

H. Ogilvy, M. J. Withford, 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]

Pavel, N.

N. Pavel, V. Lupei, and T. Taira, "1.34-μm efficient laser emission in highly-doped Nd:YAG under 885-nm diode pumping," Opt. Express 13, 7948-7953 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

V. Lupei, N. Pavel, and T. Taira, "1064 nm laser emission of highly doped Nd:Yttrium aluminum garnet under 885 nm diode laser pumping," Appl. Phys. Lett. 80, 4309-4311 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Piper, J. A.

H. Ogilvy, M. J. Withford, 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]

Pirastu, A.

A. Di Lieto, P. Minguzzi, A. Pirastu, S. Sanguinetti, A. Toncelli, and V. Magni, "High-power Diffraction-limited Diode-pumped Nd:YVO4 cw Laser at 1.34μm," Advanced Solid-State Lasers 68, 570-574 (2002).

Reali, G.

A. Agnesi, A. Guandalini, and G. Reali, "Efficient 671-nm pump source by intracavity doubling of a diode-pumped Nd:YVO4 laser," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 19, 1078-1082 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Saikawa, J.

J. Saikawa, Y. Sato, T. Taira, O. Nakamura, and Y. Furukawa, "879-nm direct-pumped Nd:GdVO4 lasers : 1.3-μm laser emission and heat generation characteristics," OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics 98,183-187 (2005).

Sanguinetti, S.

A. Di Lieto, P. Minguzzi, A. Pirastu, S. Sanguinetti, A. Toncelli, and V. Magni, "High-power Diffraction-limited Diode-pumped Nd:YVO4 cw Laser at 1.34μm," Advanced Solid-State Lasers 68, 570-574 (2002).

Sato, Y.

J. Saikawa, Y. Sato, T. Taira, O. Nakamura, and Y. Furukawa, "879-nm direct-pumped Nd:GdVO4 lasers : 1.3-μm laser emission and heat generation characteristics," OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics 98,183-187 (2005).

V. Lupei, A. Lupei, S. Georgescu, T. Taira, Y. Sato, and A. Ikesue, "The effect of Nd concentration on the spectroscopic and emission decay properties of highly doped Nd:YAG ceramics," Phys. Rev. B 64, 092102 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Sennaroglu, A.

A. Sennaroglu, "Efficient continuous-wave operation of a diode-pumped Nd:YVO4 laser at 1342 nm," Opt. Commun. 164, 191-197 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Song, F.

F. Song, C. Zhang, X. Ding, J. Xu, and G. Zhang, "Determination of thermal focal length and pumping radius in gain medium in laser-diode-pumped Nd:YVO4 lasers," Appl. Phys. Lett. 81, 2145-2147 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Taira, T.

J. Saikawa, Y. Sato, T. Taira, O. Nakamura, and Y. Furukawa, "879-nm direct-pumped Nd:GdVO4 lasers : 1.3-μm laser emission and heat generation characteristics," OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics 98,183-187 (2005).

N. Pavel, V. Lupei, and T. Taira, "1.34-μm efficient laser emission in highly-doped Nd:YAG under 885-nm diode pumping," Opt. Express 13, 7948-7953 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

V. Lupei, N. Pavel, and T. Taira, "1064 nm laser emission of highly doped Nd:Yttrium aluminum garnet under 885 nm diode laser pumping," Appl. Phys. Lett. 80, 4309-4311 (2002).
[CrossRef]

V. Lupei, A. Lupei, S. Georgescu, T. Taira, Y. Sato, and A. Ikesue, "The effect of Nd concentration on the spectroscopic and emission decay properties of highly doped Nd:YAG ceramics," Phys. Rev. B 64, 092102 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Toncelli, A.

A. Di Lieto, P. Minguzzi, A. Pirastu, S. Sanguinetti, A. Toncelli, and V. Magni, "High-power Diffraction-limited Diode-pumped Nd:YVO4 cw Laser at 1.34μm," Advanced Solid-State Lasers 68, 570-574 (2002).

Tsai, S. W.

Y. F. Chen, S. W. Tsai, S. C. Wang, Y. C. Huang, T. C. Lin, and B. C. Wong, "Efficient generation of continuous-wave yellow light by single-pass sum-frequency mixing of a diode-pumped Nd:YVO4 dual-wavelength laser with periodically poled lithium niobate," Opt. Lett. 27, 1809-1811 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Tucker, A. W.

A. W. Tucker, M. Birnbaum, C. L. Fincher, and L. G. DeShazer, "Continuous-wave operation of Nd:YVO4 at 1.06 and 1.34 µ," J. Appl. Phys. 47, 232-234 (1976).
[CrossRef]

Wang, C. L.

Y. F. Chen, L. J. Lee, T. M. Huang, and C. L. Wang, "Study of high-power diode-end-pumped Nd:YVO4 laser at 1.34 μm: influence of Auger upconversion," Opt. Commun. 163, 198-202 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Wang, H.-T.

J. Liao, J.-L. He, H. Liu, H.-T. Wang, S. N. Zhu, Y. Y. Zhu, and N. B. Ming, "Simultaneous generation of red, green, and blue quasi-continuous-wave coherent radiation based on multiple quasi-phasematched interactions from a single, aperiodically-poled LiTaO3," Appl. Phys. Lett. 82, 3159-3161 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Wang, P.

R. Zhou, W. Wen, Z. Cai, X. Ding, P. Wang, and J. Yao, "Efficient stable simultaneous CW dual wavelength diode-end-pumped Nd:YAG laser operating at 1.319 and 1.338 μm," Chin. Opt. Lett. 3, 597-599 (2005).

Wang, S. C.

Y. F. Chen, S. W. Tsai, S. C. Wang, Y. C. Huang, T. C. Lin, and B. C. Wong, "Efficient generation of continuous-wave yellow light by single-pass sum-frequency mixing of a diode-pumped Nd:YVO4 dual-wavelength laser with periodically poled lithium niobate," Opt. Lett. 27, 1809-1811 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Weidong, C.

Z. Haiyong, Z. Ge, H. Chenghui, W. Yong, H. Lingxiong, C. Jing, C. Weidong, and C. Zhenqiang, "Diode-side-pumped 131 W, 1319 nm single-wavelength cw Nd:YAG laser," Appl. Opt. 46, 384-388 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Wen, W.

R. Zhou, W. Wen, Z. Cai, X. Ding, P. Wang, and J. Yao, "Efficient stable simultaneous CW dual wavelength diode-end-pumped Nd:YAG laser operating at 1.319 and 1.338 μm," Chin. Opt. Lett. 3, 597-599 (2005).

Withford, M. J.

H. Ogilvy, M. J. Withford, 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]

Wong, B. C.

Y. F. Chen, S. W. Tsai, S. C. Wang, Y. C. Huang, T. C. Lin, and B. C. Wong, "Efficient generation of continuous-wave yellow light by single-pass sum-frequency mixing of a diode-pumped Nd:YVO4 dual-wavelength laser with periodically poled lithium niobate," Opt. Lett. 27, 1809-1811 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Xu, J.

F. Song, C. Zhang, X. Ding, J. Xu, and G. Zhang, "Determination of thermal focal length and pumping radius in gain medium in laser-diode-pumped Nd:YVO4 lasers," Appl. Phys. Lett. 81, 2145-2147 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Yao, J.

R. Zhou, W. Wen, Z. Cai, X. Ding, P. Wang, and J. Yao, "Efficient stable simultaneous CW dual wavelength diode-end-pumped Nd:YAG laser operating at 1.319 and 1.338 μm," Chin. Opt. Lett. 3, 597-599 (2005).

Yong, W.

Z. Haiyong, Z. Ge, H. Chenghui, W. Yong, H. Lingxiong, C. Jing, C. Weidong, and C. Zhenqiang, "Diode-side-pumped 131 W, 1319 nm single-wavelength cw Nd:YAG laser," Appl. Opt. 46, 384-388 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Zhang, C.

F. Song, C. Zhang, X. Ding, J. Xu, and G. Zhang, "Determination of thermal focal length and pumping radius in gain medium in laser-diode-pumped Nd:YVO4 lasers," Appl. Phys. Lett. 81, 2145-2147 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Zhang, G.

F. Song, C. Zhang, X. Ding, J. Xu, and G. Zhang, "Determination of thermal focal length and pumping radius in gain medium in laser-diode-pumped Nd:YVO4 lasers," Appl. Phys. Lett. 81, 2145-2147 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Zhenqiang, C.

Z. Haiyong, Z. Ge, H. Chenghui, W. Yong, H. Lingxiong, C. Jing, C. Weidong, and C. Zhenqiang, "Diode-side-pumped 131 W, 1319 nm single-wavelength cw Nd:YAG laser," Appl. Opt. 46, 384-388 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Zhou, R.

R. Zhou, W. Wen, Z. Cai, X. Ding, P. Wang, and J. Yao, "Efficient stable simultaneous CW dual wavelength diode-end-pumped Nd:YAG laser operating at 1.319 and 1.338 μm," Chin. Opt. Lett. 3, 597-599 (2005).

Zhu, S. N.

J. Liao, J.-L. He, H. Liu, H.-T. Wang, S. N. Zhu, Y. Y. Zhu, and N. B. Ming, "Simultaneous generation of red, green, and blue quasi-continuous-wave coherent radiation based on multiple quasi-phasematched interactions from a single, aperiodically-poled LiTaO3," Appl. Phys. Lett. 82, 3159-3161 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Zhu, Y. Y.

J. Liao, J.-L. He, H. Liu, H.-T. Wang, S. N. Zhu, Y. Y. Zhu, and N. B. Ming, "Simultaneous generation of red, green, and blue quasi-continuous-wave coherent radiation based on multiple quasi-phasematched interactions from a single, aperiodically-poled LiTaO3," Appl. Phys. Lett. 82, 3159-3161 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Advanced Solid-State Lasers (1)

A. Di Lieto, P. Minguzzi, A. Pirastu, S. Sanguinetti, A. Toncelli, and V. Magni, "High-power Diffraction-limited Diode-pumped Nd:YVO4 cw Laser at 1.34μm," Advanced Solid-State Lasers 68, 570-574 (2002).

Appl. Opt. (1)

Z. Haiyong, Z. Ge, H. Chenghui, W. Yong, H. Lingxiong, C. Jing, C. Weidong, and C. Zhenqiang, "Diode-side-pumped 131 W, 1319 nm single-wavelength cw Nd:YAG laser," Appl. Opt. 46, 384-388 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Appl. Phys. B (2)

A. Di lieto, P. Minguzzi, A. Piratsu, S. Sanguinetti, and V. Magni, "A 7-W diode-pumped Nd:YVO4 cw laser at 1.34 μm," Appl. Phys. B 75, 463-466 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Y. F. Chen, Y. S. Chen, T. H. OU, and K. W. SU, "Compact efficient diode-pumped Nd:YVO4 Q-switched blue laser with intracavity frequency tripling," Appl. Phys. B 81, 517-520 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Phys. Lett. (3)

J. Liao, J.-L. He, H. Liu, H.-T. Wang, S. N. Zhu, Y. Y. Zhu, and N. B. Ming, "Simultaneous generation of red, green, and blue quasi-continuous-wave coherent radiation based on multiple quasi-phasematched interactions from a single, aperiodically-poled LiTaO3," Appl. Phys. Lett. 82, 3159-3161 (2003).
[CrossRef]

F. Song, C. Zhang, X. Ding, J. Xu, and G. Zhang, "Determination of thermal focal length and pumping radius in gain medium in laser-diode-pumped Nd:YVO4 lasers," Appl. Phys. Lett. 81, 2145-2147 (2002).
[CrossRef]

V. Lupei, N. Pavel, and T. Taira, "1064 nm laser emission of highly doped Nd:Yttrium aluminum garnet under 885 nm diode laser pumping," Appl. Phys. Lett. 80, 4309-4311 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Chin. Opt. Lett. (1)

R. Zhou, W. Wen, Z. Cai, X. Ding, P. Wang, and J. Yao, "Efficient stable simultaneous CW dual wavelength diode-end-pumped Nd:YAG laser operating at 1.319 and 1.338 μm," Chin. Opt. Lett. 3, 597-599 (2005).

J. Appl. Phys. (1)

A. W. Tucker, M. Birnbaum, C. L. Fincher, and L. G. DeShazer, "Continuous-wave operation of Nd:YVO4 at 1.06 and 1.34 µ," J. Appl. Phys. 47, 232-234 (1976).
[CrossRef]

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B (1)

A. Agnesi, A. Guandalini, and G. Reali, "Efficient 671-nm pump source by intracavity doubling of a diode-pumped Nd:YVO4 laser," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 19, 1078-1082 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Commun. (2)

Y. F. Chen, L. J. Lee, T. M. Huang, and C. L. Wang, "Study of high-power diode-end-pumped Nd:YVO4 laser at 1.34 μm: influence of Auger upconversion," Opt. Commun. 163, 198-202 (1999).
[CrossRef]

A. Sennaroglu, "Efficient continuous-wave operation of a diode-pumped Nd:YVO4 laser at 1342 nm," Opt. Commun. 164, 191-197 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Express (2)

N. Pavel, V. Lupei, and T. Taira, "1.34-μm efficient laser emission in highly-doped Nd:YAG under 885-nm diode pumping," Opt. Express 13, 7948-7953 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

H. Ogilvy, M. J. Withford, 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]

Opt. Lett. (1)

Y. F. Chen, S. W. Tsai, S. C. Wang, Y. C. Huang, T. C. Lin, and B. C. Wong, "Efficient generation of continuous-wave yellow light by single-pass sum-frequency mixing of a diode-pumped Nd:YVO4 dual-wavelength laser with periodically poled lithium niobate," Opt. Lett. 27, 1809-1811 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Opt.Commun. (1)

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

OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics (1)

J. Saikawa, Y. Sato, T. Taira, O. Nakamura, and Y. Furukawa, "879-nm direct-pumped Nd:GdVO4 lasers : 1.3-μm laser emission and heat generation characteristics," OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics 98,183-187 (2005).

Phys. Rev. B (1)

V. Lupei, A. Lupei, S. Georgescu, T. Taira, Y. Sato, and A. Ikesue, "The effect of Nd concentration on the spectroscopic and emission decay properties of highly doped Nd:YAG ceramics," Phys. Rev. B 64, 092102 (2001).
[CrossRef]

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Figures (7)

Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

Schematic diagram of the 1342-nm Nd:YVO4 laser

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

The spectrum of the Ti:Sapphire laser at 879 nm

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

The fraction of pump power which is absorbed at 879 nm

Fig. 4.
Fig. 4.

The U-shape curve of the fundamental mode spot radius in the 1.0-at.% Nd:YVO4 crystal as a function of the thermal-lens focus length

Fig. 5.
Fig. 5.

Output power at 1342 nm vs. absorbed pump power for the 1.0-at.% Nd:YVO4 crystal

Fig. 6.
Fig. 6.

Output power at 1342 nm vs. absorbed pump power for the 3.0-at.% Nd:YVO4 crystal

Fig. 7.
Fig. 7.

Beam quality of the 1342 nm emission

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