Abstract

We realized an efficient diode-pumped Nd:LuVO4 continuous-wave (CW) laser operating at 916nm. Laser experiments with 0.5at.% Nd-doped Nd:LuVO4 crystals of various lengths and cutting directions were also investigated. The maximum output power of 930mW was obtained with a slope efficiency of 27.2% and an optical conversion efficiency of 20.8% at the absorbed pump power of 4.5W. The laser experiment shows that Nd:LuVO4 crystal can be used for an efficient diode-pumped laser system.

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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S. Zhao, H. Zhang, J. Wang, H. Kong, X. Cheng, J. Liu, J. Li, Y. Lin, X. Hu, X. Xu, X. Wang, Z. Shao, and M. Jiang, Opt. Mater. 26, 319 (2004).
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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

Speghini, A.

Takahashi, J.

M. Higuchi, T. Shimizua, J. Takahashi, T. Ogawab, Y. Uratac, T. Miurab, S. Wadab, and H. Machida, J. Cryst. Growth 283, 100 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Uratac, Y.

M. Higuchi, T. Shimizua, J. Takahashi, T. Ogawab, Y. Uratac, T. Miurab, S. Wadab, and H. Machida, J. Cryst. Growth 283, 100 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Wadab, S.

M. Higuchi, T. Shimizua, J. Takahashi, T. Ogawab, Y. Uratac, T. Miurab, S. Wadab, and H. Machida, J. Cryst. Growth 283, 100 (2005).
[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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F. Song, C. Zhang, X. Ding, J. Xu, and G. Zhang, Appl. Phys. Lett. 81, 2145 (2002).
[CrossRef]

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H. Zhang, J. Liu, J. Wang, X. Xu, and M. Jiang, Appl. Opt. 44, 7439 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

S. Zhao, H. Zhang, J. Wang, H. Kong, X. Cheng, J. Liu, J. Li, Y. Lin, X. Hu, X. Xu, X. Wang, Z. Shao, and M. Jiang, Opt. Mater. 26, 319 (2004).
[CrossRef]

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T. Jensen, V. G. Ostroumov, J.-P. Meyn, G. Huber, A. I. Zagumennyi, and L. A. Shcherbakov, Appl. Phys. B 58, 373 (1994).
[CrossRef]

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C. Czeranowsky, M. Schmidt, E. Heumann, G. Huber, S. Kutovoi, and Y. Zavartsev, Opt. Commun. 205, 361 (2002).

Zhang, C.

F. Song, C. Zhang, X. Ding, J. Xu, and G. Zhang, Appl. Phys. Lett. 81, 2145 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Zhang, G.

F. Song, C. Zhang, X. Ding, J. Xu, and G. Zhang, Appl. Phys. Lett. 81, 2145 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Zhang, H.

Zhao, S.

S. Zhao, H. Zhang, J. Wang, H. Kong, X. Cheng, J. Liu, J. Li, Y. Lin, X. Hu, X. Xu, X. Wang, Z. Shao, and M. Jiang, Opt. Mater. 26, 319 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Zhu, L.

Appl. Opt. (1)

Appl. Phys. B (1)

T. Jensen, V. G. Ostroumov, J.-P. Meyn, G. Huber, A. I. Zagumennyi, and L. A. Shcherbakov, Appl. Phys. B 58, 373 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Phys. Lett. (2)

F. Song, C. Zhang, X. Ding, J. Xu, and G. Zhang, Appl. Phys. Lett. 81, 2145 (2002).
[CrossRef]

R. A. Fields, M. Birnbaum, and C. L. Fincher, Appl. Phys. Lett. 51, 1885 (1987).
[CrossRef]

J. Cryst. Growth (1)

M. Higuchi, T. Shimizua, J. Takahashi, T. Ogawab, Y. Uratac, T. Miurab, S. Wadab, and H. Machida, J. Cryst. Growth 283, 100 (2005).
[CrossRef]

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

Opt. Commun. (1)

C. Czeranowsky, M. Schmidt, E. Heumann, G. Huber, S. Kutovoi, and Y. Zavartsev, Opt. Commun. 205, 361 (2002).

Opt. Lett. (2)

Opt. Mater. (1)

S. Zhao, H. Zhang, J. Wang, H. Kong, X. Cheng, J. Liu, J. Li, Y. Lin, X. Hu, X. Xu, X. Wang, Z. Shao, and M. Jiang, Opt. Mater. 26, 319 (2004).
[CrossRef]

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Figures (5)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Schematic of the diode-pumped Nd : LuVO 4 laser.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Absorption spectrum of 0.5 at . % Nd-doped Nd : LuVO 4 crystal.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Output power of Nd : LuVO 4 crystals with various lengths and different cutting directions as a function of the incident pump power.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Output power at 916 nm in the 2 mm long c-cut Nd : LuVO 4 crystal as a function of the incident pump power.

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

Far-field beam spatial profile of the 916 nm laser.

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