Abstract

Power scaling of end-pumped Nd:GdVO4 laser was realized by direct pumping, grown-together composite crystal and dual-end-pumping. A maximum CW output power of 46.0W with M2<1.1 was achieved, corresponding to a slope efficiency of 71.1% to absorbed pump power. In A-O Q-switch operation, peak power of 304.1kW, 58.6kW and 23.8kW, pulse width of 7.2ns, 11.3ns and 16.2ns were obtained at the repetition rates of 10kHz, 50kHz and 100kHz, respectively.

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2009 (7)

X. Li, X. Yu, F. Chen, R. Yan, J. Gao, J. Yu, and D. Chen, “Comparison on performance of acousto-optically Q-switched Nd:GdVO4 and Nd:YVO4 lasers at high repetition rates under direct diode pumping of the emitting level,” Opt. Express 17(11), 9468–9476 (2009), http://www.opticsinfobase.org/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-17-11-9468 .
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

S. P. Chard and M. J. Damzen, “Compact architecture for power scaling bounce geometry lasers,” Opt. Express 17(4), 2218–2223 (2009), http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?uri=oe-17-4-2218 .
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

P. Millar, A. J. Kemp, and D. Burns, “Power scaling of Nd:YVO4 and Nd:GdVO4 disk lasers using synthetic diamond as a heat spreader,” Opt. Lett. 34(6), 782–784 (2009), http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-34-6-782 .
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Z. Zhao, Y. Dong, C. Liu, M. Hu, Z. Xiang, J. Ge, and J. Chen, “Diodes-double-end-pumped high efficiency continuous wave 36 W TEM00 mode Nd:GdVO4 laser,” Laser Phys. 19(11), 2073–2076 (2009).
[CrossRef]

X. D. Li, X. Yu, F. Chen, R. P. Yan, J. H. Yu, and D. Y. Chen, “Laser properties of continuous-grown GdVO4/Nd:GdVO4 composite crystal,” Laser Phys. Lett. 6(9), 631–634 (2009).
[CrossRef]

X. Li, X. Yu, F. Chen, R. Yan, J. Yu, and D. Chen, “Laser properties of continuous-grown Nd:GdVO4/GdVO4 and Nd:YVO4/YVO4 composite crystals under direct pumping,” Opt. Express 17(15), 12869–12874 (2009), http://www.opticsinfobase.org/abstract.cfm?uri=oe-17-15-12869 .
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

X. Yu, F. Chen, R. Yan, X. Li, J. Gao, Z. Zhang, J. Yu, and Z. Zhang, “Improvement of diode-end-pumped 912nm Nd:GdVO4 laser performance based on microchannel heat sink,” J. Russ. Laser Res. 30(4), 327–337 (2009).
[CrossRef]

2008 (1)

X. Li, X. Yu, J. Gao, F. Chen, J. Yu, and D. Chen, “Laser operation at high repetition rate of 100 kHz in Nd:GdVO4 under 879nm diode-laser pumping,” Appl. Phys. B 92(2), 199–202 (2008).
[CrossRef]

2004 (1)

J. Kong, D. Y. Tang, S. P. Ng, L. M. Zhao, L. J. Qin, and X. L. Meng, “High-power diode-end-pumped CW Nd:GdVO4 laser,” Opt. Laser Technol. 37, 51–54 (2004).

2003 (2)

Y. Sato, T. Taira, N. Pavel, and V. Lupei, “Laser operation with near quantum-defect slope efficiency in Nd:YVO4 under direct pumping into the emitting level,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 82(6), 844–846 (2003).
[CrossRef]

V. Lupei, N. Pavel, Y. Sato, and T. Taira, “Highly efficient 1063-nm continuous-wave laser emission in Nd:GdVO4,” Opt. Lett. 28(23), 2366–2368 (2003), http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?&id=78020 .
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2001 (1)

J. Liu, C. Wang, C. Du, L. Zhu, H. Zhang, X. Meng, J. Wang, Z. Shao, and M. Jiang, “High-power actively Q-switched Nd:GdVO4 laser end-pumped by a fiber-coupled diode-laser array,” Opt. Commun. 188(1-4), 155–162 (2001).
[CrossRef]

2000 (1)

1999 (2)

J. Liu, Z. Shao, H. Zhang, X. Meng, L. Zhu, and M. Jiang, “Diode-laser-array end-pumped 14.3-W CW Nd:GdVO4 solid-state laser at 1.06µm,” Appl. Phys. B 69(3), 241–243 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Y. F. Chen, T. M. Huang, C. C. Liao, Y. P. Lan, and S. C. Wang, “Efficient high-power diode-end-pumped TEM00 Nd:YVO4 laser,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 11(10), 1241–1243 (1999).
[CrossRef]

1996 (1)

M. Tsunekane, N. Taguchi, and H. Inaba, “High power operation of diode-end-pumped Nd:YVO4 laser using composite rod with undoped end,” Electron. Lett. 32(1), 40–42 (1996).
[CrossRef]

1994 (1)

T. Jensen, V. G. Ostroumov, H. P. Meyen, G. Huber, A. I. Zagumennyi, and I. A. Shcherbakov, “Spectroscopic characterization and laser performance of diode-laser-pumped Nd:GdVO4,” Appl. Phys. B 58(5), 373–379 (1994).
[CrossRef]

1991 (1)

H.-C. Lee, P. L. Brownlie, H. E. Meissner, and E. C. Rea., “Diffusion-bonded composite of YAG single crystals,” Proc. SPIE 1624, 2–10 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Brownlie, P. L.

H.-C. Lee, P. L. Brownlie, H. E. Meissner, and E. C. Rea., “Diffusion-bonded composite of YAG single crystals,” Proc. SPIE 1624, 2–10 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Burns, D.

Chard, S. P.

Chen, D.

Chen, D. Y.

X. D. Li, X. Yu, F. Chen, R. P. Yan, J. H. Yu, and D. Y. Chen, “Laser properties of continuous-grown GdVO4/Nd:GdVO4 composite crystal,” Laser Phys. Lett. 6(9), 631–634 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Chen, F.

X. Yu, F. Chen, R. Yan, X. Li, J. Gao, Z. Zhang, J. Yu, and Z. Zhang, “Improvement of diode-end-pumped 912nm Nd:GdVO4 laser performance based on microchannel heat sink,” J. Russ. Laser Res. 30(4), 327–337 (2009).
[CrossRef]

X. D. Li, X. Yu, F. Chen, R. P. Yan, J. H. Yu, and D. Y. Chen, “Laser properties of continuous-grown GdVO4/Nd:GdVO4 composite crystal,” Laser Phys. Lett. 6(9), 631–634 (2009).
[CrossRef]

X. Li, X. Yu, F. Chen, R. Yan, J. Yu, and D. Chen, “Laser properties of continuous-grown Nd:GdVO4/GdVO4 and Nd:YVO4/YVO4 composite crystals under direct pumping,” Opt. Express 17(15), 12869–12874 (2009), http://www.opticsinfobase.org/abstract.cfm?uri=oe-17-15-12869 .
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

X. Li, X. Yu, F. Chen, R. Yan, J. Gao, J. Yu, and D. Chen, “Comparison on performance of acousto-optically Q-switched Nd:GdVO4 and Nd:YVO4 lasers at high repetition rates under direct diode pumping of the emitting level,” Opt. Express 17(11), 9468–9476 (2009), http://www.opticsinfobase.org/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-17-11-9468 .
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

X. Li, X. Yu, J. Gao, F. Chen, J. Yu, and D. Chen, “Laser operation at high repetition rate of 100 kHz in Nd:GdVO4 under 879nm diode-laser pumping,” Appl. Phys. B 92(2), 199–202 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Chen, J.

Z. Zhao, Y. Dong, C. Liu, M. Hu, Z. Xiang, J. Ge, and J. Chen, “Diodes-double-end-pumped high efficiency continuous wave 36 W TEM00 mode Nd:GdVO4 laser,” Laser Phys. 19(11), 2073–2076 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Chen, Y. F.

Y. F. Chen, Y. P. Lan, and S. C. Wang, “Efficient high-power diode-end-pumped TEM(00) Nd:YVO4 laser with a planar cavity,” Opt. Lett. 25(14), 1016–1018 (2000), http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-25-14-1016 .
[CrossRef]

Y. F. Chen, T. M. Huang, C. C. Liao, Y. P. Lan, and S. C. Wang, “Efficient high-power diode-end-pumped TEM00 Nd:YVO4 laser,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 11(10), 1241–1243 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Damzen, M. J.

Dong, Y.

Z. Zhao, Y. Dong, C. Liu, M. Hu, Z. Xiang, J. Ge, and J. Chen, “Diodes-double-end-pumped high efficiency continuous wave 36 W TEM00 mode Nd:GdVO4 laser,” Laser Phys. 19(11), 2073–2076 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Du, C.

J. Liu, C. Wang, C. Du, L. Zhu, H. Zhang, X. Meng, J. Wang, Z. Shao, and M. Jiang, “High-power actively Q-switched Nd:GdVO4 laser end-pumped by a fiber-coupled diode-laser array,” Opt. Commun. 188(1-4), 155–162 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Gao, J.

X. Yu, F. Chen, R. Yan, X. Li, J. Gao, Z. Zhang, J. Yu, and Z. Zhang, “Improvement of diode-end-pumped 912nm Nd:GdVO4 laser performance based on microchannel heat sink,” J. Russ. Laser Res. 30(4), 327–337 (2009).
[CrossRef]

X. Li, X. Yu, F. Chen, R. Yan, J. Gao, J. Yu, and D. Chen, “Comparison on performance of acousto-optically Q-switched Nd:GdVO4 and Nd:YVO4 lasers at high repetition rates under direct diode pumping of the emitting level,” Opt. Express 17(11), 9468–9476 (2009), http://www.opticsinfobase.org/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-17-11-9468 .
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

X. Li, X. Yu, J. Gao, F. Chen, J. Yu, and D. Chen, “Laser operation at high repetition rate of 100 kHz in Nd:GdVO4 under 879nm diode-laser pumping,” Appl. Phys. B 92(2), 199–202 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Ge, J.

Z. Zhao, Y. Dong, C. Liu, M. Hu, Z. Xiang, J. Ge, and J. Chen, “Diodes-double-end-pumped high efficiency continuous wave 36 W TEM00 mode Nd:GdVO4 laser,” Laser Phys. 19(11), 2073–2076 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Hu, M.

Z. Zhao, Y. Dong, C. Liu, M. Hu, Z. Xiang, J. Ge, and J. Chen, “Diodes-double-end-pumped high efficiency continuous wave 36 W TEM00 mode Nd:GdVO4 laser,” Laser Phys. 19(11), 2073–2076 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Huang, T. M.

Y. F. Chen, T. M. Huang, C. C. Liao, Y. P. Lan, and S. C. Wang, “Efficient high-power diode-end-pumped TEM00 Nd:YVO4 laser,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 11(10), 1241–1243 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Huber, G.

T. Jensen, V. G. Ostroumov, H. P. Meyen, G. Huber, A. I. Zagumennyi, and I. A. Shcherbakov, “Spectroscopic characterization and laser performance of diode-laser-pumped Nd:GdVO4,” Appl. Phys. B 58(5), 373–379 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Inaba, H.

M. Tsunekane, N. Taguchi, and H. Inaba, “High power operation of diode-end-pumped Nd:YVO4 laser using composite rod with undoped end,” Electron. Lett. 32(1), 40–42 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Jensen, T.

T. Jensen, V. G. Ostroumov, H. P. Meyen, G. Huber, A. I. Zagumennyi, and I. A. Shcherbakov, “Spectroscopic characterization and laser performance of diode-laser-pumped Nd:GdVO4,” Appl. Phys. B 58(5), 373–379 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Jiang, M.

J. Liu, C. Wang, C. Du, L. Zhu, H. Zhang, X. Meng, J. Wang, Z. Shao, and M. Jiang, “High-power actively Q-switched Nd:GdVO4 laser end-pumped by a fiber-coupled diode-laser array,” Opt. Commun. 188(1-4), 155–162 (2001).
[CrossRef]

J. Liu, Z. Shao, H. Zhang, X. Meng, L. Zhu, and M. Jiang, “Diode-laser-array end-pumped 14.3-W CW Nd:GdVO4 solid-state laser at 1.06µm,” Appl. Phys. B 69(3), 241–243 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Kemp, A. J.

Kong, J.

J. Kong, D. Y. Tang, S. P. Ng, L. M. Zhao, L. J. Qin, and X. L. Meng, “High-power diode-end-pumped CW Nd:GdVO4 laser,” Opt. Laser Technol. 37, 51–54 (2004).

Lan, Y. P.

Y. F. Chen, Y. P. Lan, and S. C. Wang, “Efficient high-power diode-end-pumped TEM(00) Nd:YVO4 laser with a planar cavity,” Opt. Lett. 25(14), 1016–1018 (2000), http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-25-14-1016 .
[CrossRef]

Y. F. Chen, T. M. Huang, C. C. Liao, Y. P. Lan, and S. C. Wang, “Efficient high-power diode-end-pumped TEM00 Nd:YVO4 laser,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 11(10), 1241–1243 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Lee, H.-C.

H.-C. Lee, P. L. Brownlie, H. E. Meissner, and E. C. Rea., “Diffusion-bonded composite of YAG single crystals,” Proc. SPIE 1624, 2–10 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Li, X.

Li, X. D.

X. D. Li, X. Yu, F. Chen, R. P. Yan, J. H. Yu, and D. Y. Chen, “Laser properties of continuous-grown GdVO4/Nd:GdVO4 composite crystal,” Laser Phys. Lett. 6(9), 631–634 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Liao, C. C.

Y. F. Chen, T. M. Huang, C. C. Liao, Y. P. Lan, and S. C. Wang, “Efficient high-power diode-end-pumped TEM00 Nd:YVO4 laser,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 11(10), 1241–1243 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Liu, C.

Z. Zhao, Y. Dong, C. Liu, M. Hu, Z. Xiang, J. Ge, and J. Chen, “Diodes-double-end-pumped high efficiency continuous wave 36 W TEM00 mode Nd:GdVO4 laser,” Laser Phys. 19(11), 2073–2076 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Liu, J.

J. Liu, C. Wang, C. Du, L. Zhu, H. Zhang, X. Meng, J. Wang, Z. Shao, and M. Jiang, “High-power actively Q-switched Nd:GdVO4 laser end-pumped by a fiber-coupled diode-laser array,” Opt. Commun. 188(1-4), 155–162 (2001).
[CrossRef]

J. Liu, Z. Shao, H. Zhang, X. Meng, L. Zhu, and M. Jiang, “Diode-laser-array end-pumped 14.3-W CW Nd:GdVO4 solid-state laser at 1.06µm,” Appl. Phys. B 69(3), 241–243 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Lupei, V.

Y. Sato, T. Taira, N. Pavel, and V. Lupei, “Laser operation with near quantum-defect slope efficiency in Nd:YVO4 under direct pumping into the emitting level,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 82(6), 844–846 (2003).
[CrossRef]

V. Lupei, N. Pavel, Y. Sato, and T. Taira, “Highly efficient 1063-nm continuous-wave laser emission in Nd:GdVO4,” Opt. Lett. 28(23), 2366–2368 (2003), http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?&id=78020 .
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Meissner, H. E.

H.-C. Lee, P. L. Brownlie, H. E. Meissner, and E. C. Rea., “Diffusion-bonded composite of YAG single crystals,” Proc. SPIE 1624, 2–10 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Meng, X.

J. Liu, C. Wang, C. Du, L. Zhu, H. Zhang, X. Meng, J. Wang, Z. Shao, and M. Jiang, “High-power actively Q-switched Nd:GdVO4 laser end-pumped by a fiber-coupled diode-laser array,” Opt. Commun. 188(1-4), 155–162 (2001).
[CrossRef]

J. Liu, Z. Shao, H. Zhang, X. Meng, L. Zhu, and M. Jiang, “Diode-laser-array end-pumped 14.3-W CW Nd:GdVO4 solid-state laser at 1.06µm,” Appl. Phys. B 69(3), 241–243 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Meng, X. L.

J. Kong, D. Y. Tang, S. P. Ng, L. M. Zhao, L. J. Qin, and X. L. Meng, “High-power diode-end-pumped CW Nd:GdVO4 laser,” Opt. Laser Technol. 37, 51–54 (2004).

Meyen, H. P.

T. Jensen, V. G. Ostroumov, H. P. Meyen, G. Huber, A. I. Zagumennyi, and I. A. Shcherbakov, “Spectroscopic characterization and laser performance of diode-laser-pumped Nd:GdVO4,” Appl. Phys. B 58(5), 373–379 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Millar, P.

Ng, S. P.

J. Kong, D. Y. Tang, S. P. Ng, L. M. Zhao, L. J. Qin, and X. L. Meng, “High-power diode-end-pumped CW Nd:GdVO4 laser,” Opt. Laser Technol. 37, 51–54 (2004).

Ostroumov, V. G.

T. Jensen, V. G. Ostroumov, H. P. Meyen, G. Huber, A. I. Zagumennyi, and I. A. Shcherbakov, “Spectroscopic characterization and laser performance of diode-laser-pumped Nd:GdVO4,” Appl. Phys. B 58(5), 373–379 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Pavel, N.

Y. Sato, T. Taira, N. Pavel, and V. Lupei, “Laser operation with near quantum-defect slope efficiency in Nd:YVO4 under direct pumping into the emitting level,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 82(6), 844–846 (2003).
[CrossRef]

V. Lupei, N. Pavel, Y. Sato, and T. Taira, “Highly efficient 1063-nm continuous-wave laser emission in Nd:GdVO4,” Opt. Lett. 28(23), 2366–2368 (2003), http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?&id=78020 .
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Qin, L. J.

J. Kong, D. Y. Tang, S. P. Ng, L. M. Zhao, L. J. Qin, and X. L. Meng, “High-power diode-end-pumped CW Nd:GdVO4 laser,” Opt. Laser Technol. 37, 51–54 (2004).

Rea, E. C.

H.-C. Lee, P. L. Brownlie, H. E. Meissner, and E. C. Rea., “Diffusion-bonded composite of YAG single crystals,” Proc. SPIE 1624, 2–10 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Sato, Y.

Y. Sato, T. Taira, N. Pavel, and V. Lupei, “Laser operation with near quantum-defect slope efficiency in Nd:YVO4 under direct pumping into the emitting level,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 82(6), 844–846 (2003).
[CrossRef]

V. Lupei, N. Pavel, Y. Sato, and T. Taira, “Highly efficient 1063-nm continuous-wave laser emission in Nd:GdVO4,” Opt. Lett. 28(23), 2366–2368 (2003), http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?&id=78020 .
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Shao, Z.

J. Liu, C. Wang, C. Du, L. Zhu, H. Zhang, X. Meng, J. Wang, Z. Shao, and M. Jiang, “High-power actively Q-switched Nd:GdVO4 laser end-pumped by a fiber-coupled diode-laser array,” Opt. Commun. 188(1-4), 155–162 (2001).
[CrossRef]

J. Liu, Z. Shao, H. Zhang, X. Meng, L. Zhu, and M. Jiang, “Diode-laser-array end-pumped 14.3-W CW Nd:GdVO4 solid-state laser at 1.06µm,” Appl. Phys. B 69(3), 241–243 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Shcherbakov, I. A.

T. Jensen, V. G. Ostroumov, H. P. Meyen, G. Huber, A. I. Zagumennyi, and I. A. Shcherbakov, “Spectroscopic characterization and laser performance of diode-laser-pumped Nd:GdVO4,” Appl. Phys. B 58(5), 373–379 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Taguchi, N.

M. Tsunekane, N. Taguchi, and H. Inaba, “High power operation of diode-end-pumped Nd:YVO4 laser using composite rod with undoped end,” Electron. Lett. 32(1), 40–42 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Taira, T.

Y. Sato, T. Taira, N. Pavel, and V. Lupei, “Laser operation with near quantum-defect slope efficiency in Nd:YVO4 under direct pumping into the emitting level,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 82(6), 844–846 (2003).
[CrossRef]

V. Lupei, N. Pavel, Y. Sato, and T. Taira, “Highly efficient 1063-nm continuous-wave laser emission in Nd:GdVO4,” Opt. Lett. 28(23), 2366–2368 (2003), http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?&id=78020 .
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Tang, D. Y.

J. Kong, D. Y. Tang, S. P. Ng, L. M. Zhao, L. J. Qin, and X. L. Meng, “High-power diode-end-pumped CW Nd:GdVO4 laser,” Opt. Laser Technol. 37, 51–54 (2004).

Tsunekane, M.

M. Tsunekane, N. Taguchi, and H. Inaba, “High power operation of diode-end-pumped Nd:YVO4 laser using composite rod with undoped end,” Electron. Lett. 32(1), 40–42 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Wang, C.

J. Liu, C. Wang, C. Du, L. Zhu, H. Zhang, X. Meng, J. Wang, Z. Shao, and M. Jiang, “High-power actively Q-switched Nd:GdVO4 laser end-pumped by a fiber-coupled diode-laser array,” Opt. Commun. 188(1-4), 155–162 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Wang, J.

J. Liu, C. Wang, C. Du, L. Zhu, H. Zhang, X. Meng, J. Wang, Z. Shao, and M. Jiang, “High-power actively Q-switched Nd:GdVO4 laser end-pumped by a fiber-coupled diode-laser array,” Opt. Commun. 188(1-4), 155–162 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Wang, S. C.

Y. F. Chen, Y. P. Lan, and S. C. Wang, “Efficient high-power diode-end-pumped TEM(00) Nd:YVO4 laser with a planar cavity,” Opt. Lett. 25(14), 1016–1018 (2000), http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-25-14-1016 .
[CrossRef]

Y. F. Chen, T. M. Huang, C. C. Liao, Y. P. Lan, and S. C. Wang, “Efficient high-power diode-end-pumped TEM00 Nd:YVO4 laser,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 11(10), 1241–1243 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Xiang, Z.

Z. Zhao, Y. Dong, C. Liu, M. Hu, Z. Xiang, J. Ge, and J. Chen, “Diodes-double-end-pumped high efficiency continuous wave 36 W TEM00 mode Nd:GdVO4 laser,” Laser Phys. 19(11), 2073–2076 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Yan, R.

Yan, R. P.

X. D. Li, X. Yu, F. Chen, R. P. Yan, J. H. Yu, and D. Y. Chen, “Laser properties of continuous-grown GdVO4/Nd:GdVO4 composite crystal,” Laser Phys. Lett. 6(9), 631–634 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Yu, J.

Yu, J. H.

X. D. Li, X. Yu, F. Chen, R. P. Yan, J. H. Yu, and D. Y. Chen, “Laser properties of continuous-grown GdVO4/Nd:GdVO4 composite crystal,” Laser Phys. Lett. 6(9), 631–634 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Yu, X.

X. D. Li, X. Yu, F. Chen, R. P. Yan, J. H. Yu, and D. Y. Chen, “Laser properties of continuous-grown GdVO4/Nd:GdVO4 composite crystal,” Laser Phys. Lett. 6(9), 631–634 (2009).
[CrossRef]

X. Yu, F. Chen, R. Yan, X. Li, J. Gao, Z. Zhang, J. Yu, and Z. Zhang, “Improvement of diode-end-pumped 912nm Nd:GdVO4 laser performance based on microchannel heat sink,” J. Russ. Laser Res. 30(4), 327–337 (2009).
[CrossRef]

X. Li, X. Yu, F. Chen, R. Yan, J. Gao, J. Yu, and D. Chen, “Comparison on performance of acousto-optically Q-switched Nd:GdVO4 and Nd:YVO4 lasers at high repetition rates under direct diode pumping of the emitting level,” Opt. Express 17(11), 9468–9476 (2009), http://www.opticsinfobase.org/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-17-11-9468 .
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X. Li, X. Yu, F. Chen, R. Yan, J. Yu, and D. Chen, “Laser properties of continuous-grown Nd:GdVO4/GdVO4 and Nd:YVO4/YVO4 composite crystals under direct pumping,” Opt. Express 17(15), 12869–12874 (2009), http://www.opticsinfobase.org/abstract.cfm?uri=oe-17-15-12869 .
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

X. Li, X. Yu, J. Gao, F. Chen, J. Yu, and D. Chen, “Laser operation at high repetition rate of 100 kHz in Nd:GdVO4 under 879nm diode-laser pumping,” Appl. Phys. B 92(2), 199–202 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Zagumennyi, A. I.

T. Jensen, V. G. Ostroumov, H. P. Meyen, G. Huber, A. I. Zagumennyi, and I. A. Shcherbakov, “Spectroscopic characterization and laser performance of diode-laser-pumped Nd:GdVO4,” Appl. Phys. B 58(5), 373–379 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Zhang, H.

J. Liu, C. Wang, C. Du, L. Zhu, H. Zhang, X. Meng, J. Wang, Z. Shao, and M. Jiang, “High-power actively Q-switched Nd:GdVO4 laser end-pumped by a fiber-coupled diode-laser array,” Opt. Commun. 188(1-4), 155–162 (2001).
[CrossRef]

J. Liu, Z. Shao, H. Zhang, X. Meng, L. Zhu, and M. Jiang, “Diode-laser-array end-pumped 14.3-W CW Nd:GdVO4 solid-state laser at 1.06µm,” Appl. Phys. B 69(3), 241–243 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Zhang, Z.

X. Yu, F. Chen, R. Yan, X. Li, J. Gao, Z. Zhang, J. Yu, and Z. Zhang, “Improvement of diode-end-pumped 912nm Nd:GdVO4 laser performance based on microchannel heat sink,” J. Russ. Laser Res. 30(4), 327–337 (2009).
[CrossRef]

X. Yu, F. Chen, R. Yan, X. Li, J. Gao, Z. Zhang, J. Yu, and Z. Zhang, “Improvement of diode-end-pumped 912nm Nd:GdVO4 laser performance based on microchannel heat sink,” J. Russ. Laser Res. 30(4), 327–337 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Zhao, L. M.

J. Kong, D. Y. Tang, S. P. Ng, L. M. Zhao, L. J. Qin, and X. L. Meng, “High-power diode-end-pumped CW Nd:GdVO4 laser,” Opt. Laser Technol. 37, 51–54 (2004).

Zhao, Z.

Z. Zhao, Y. Dong, C. Liu, M. Hu, Z. Xiang, J. Ge, and J. Chen, “Diodes-double-end-pumped high efficiency continuous wave 36 W TEM00 mode Nd:GdVO4 laser,” Laser Phys. 19(11), 2073–2076 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Zhu, L.

J. Liu, C. Wang, C. Du, L. Zhu, H. Zhang, X. Meng, J. Wang, Z. Shao, and M. Jiang, “High-power actively Q-switched Nd:GdVO4 laser end-pumped by a fiber-coupled diode-laser array,” Opt. Commun. 188(1-4), 155–162 (2001).
[CrossRef]

J. Liu, Z. Shao, H. Zhang, X. Meng, L. Zhu, and M. Jiang, “Diode-laser-array end-pumped 14.3-W CW Nd:GdVO4 solid-state laser at 1.06µm,” Appl. Phys. B 69(3), 241–243 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Phys. B (3)

X. Li, X. Yu, J. Gao, F. Chen, J. Yu, and D. Chen, “Laser operation at high repetition rate of 100 kHz in Nd:GdVO4 under 879nm diode-laser pumping,” Appl. Phys. B 92(2), 199–202 (2008).
[CrossRef]

T. Jensen, V. G. Ostroumov, H. P. Meyen, G. Huber, A. I. Zagumennyi, and I. A. Shcherbakov, “Spectroscopic characterization and laser performance of diode-laser-pumped Nd:GdVO4,” Appl. Phys. B 58(5), 373–379 (1994).
[CrossRef]

J. Liu, Z. Shao, H. Zhang, X. Meng, L. Zhu, and M. Jiang, “Diode-laser-array end-pumped 14.3-W CW Nd:GdVO4 solid-state laser at 1.06µm,” Appl. Phys. B 69(3), 241–243 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Phys. Lett. (1)

Y. Sato, T. Taira, N. Pavel, and V. Lupei, “Laser operation with near quantum-defect slope efficiency in Nd:YVO4 under direct pumping into the emitting level,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 82(6), 844–846 (2003).
[CrossRef]

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M. Tsunekane, N. Taguchi, and H. Inaba, “High power operation of diode-end-pumped Nd:YVO4 laser using composite rod with undoped end,” Electron. Lett. 32(1), 40–42 (1996).
[CrossRef]

IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. (1)

Y. F. Chen, T. M. Huang, C. C. Liao, Y. P. Lan, and S. C. Wang, “Efficient high-power diode-end-pumped TEM00 Nd:YVO4 laser,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 11(10), 1241–1243 (1999).
[CrossRef]

J. Russ. Laser Res. (1)

X. Yu, F. Chen, R. Yan, X. Li, J. Gao, Z. Zhang, J. Yu, and Z. Zhang, “Improvement of diode-end-pumped 912nm Nd:GdVO4 laser performance based on microchannel heat sink,” J. Russ. Laser Res. 30(4), 327–337 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Laser Phys. (1)

Z. Zhao, Y. Dong, C. Liu, M. Hu, Z. Xiang, J. Ge, and J. Chen, “Diodes-double-end-pumped high efficiency continuous wave 36 W TEM00 mode Nd:GdVO4 laser,” Laser Phys. 19(11), 2073–2076 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Laser Phys. Lett. (1)

X. D. Li, X. Yu, F. Chen, R. P. Yan, J. H. Yu, and D. Y. Chen, “Laser properties of continuous-grown GdVO4/Nd:GdVO4 composite crystal,” Laser Phys. Lett. 6(9), 631–634 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Commun. (1)

J. Liu, C. Wang, C. Du, L. Zhu, H. Zhang, X. Meng, J. Wang, Z. Shao, and M. Jiang, “High-power actively Q-switched Nd:GdVO4 laser end-pumped by a fiber-coupled diode-laser array,” Opt. Commun. 188(1-4), 155–162 (2001).
[CrossRef]

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J. Kong, D. Y. Tang, S. P. Ng, L. M. Zhao, L. J. Qin, and X. L. Meng, “High-power diode-end-pumped CW Nd:GdVO4 laser,” Opt. Laser Technol. 37, 51–54 (2004).

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Figures (10)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Experimental setup of dual-end-pumped dual composite GdVO4/Nd:GdVO4 laser L1: collimating aplanatic lens; L2, L3: focusing aplanatic lens; C1, C2: grown-together composite GdVO4/Nd:GdVO4 crystal; M1:beam splitter; M2~M4: 45° high-reflection mirror at 879nm; M5: 45° high-reflection mirror at 1063nm; M7: output coupled mirror

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Temperature distributions of laser rod along the optical axis

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Temperature distributions of 879nm end-pumped GdVO4/Nd:GdVO4 rod under the pump power of 43.0W

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Temperature distributions of 879nm end-pumped Nd:GdVO4 rod under the pump power of 43.0W

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

CW output power as a function of absorbed pump power

Fig. 7
Fig. 7

Laser intensity 2-D distributions at CW output power of 46.0W

Fig. 8
Fig. 8

Laser intensity 3-D distributions at CW output power of 46.0W

Fig. 6
Fig. 6

Simulated CW output power versus the pump power

Fig. 9
Fig. 9

Average output power and pulse width versus absorbed pump power at the repetition rate of 100kHz

Fig. 10
Fig. 10

Peak power and pulse width as a function of repetition rates

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