Abstract

We report on the performance of a continuous-wave Nd:GdVO4 laser in-band diode-pumped at 912 nm with high output power and excellent beam quality. The laser produced an output power of 19.8 W at 1063 nm with an optical efficiency of 59.3% and slope efficiency of 62.7%. The laser threshold was 2.04  W of the absorbed pump power, and the laser output beam quality was 1.2 in the horizontal and vertical directions. The strength of thermal lensing at full output power (33.4 W of absorbed power) was measured to be an average of 8.6 diopters. It is shown that thermal lensing is reduced by a factor of 2 with respect to the Nd:YVO4 lasers, thus opening a way for further output-power scaling.

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2017 (2)

P. Loiko, S. Manjooran, K. Yumashev, and A. Major, “Polarization anisotropy of thermal lens in Yb:KY(WO4)2 laser crystal under high-power diode pumping,” Appl. Opt. 56, 294–2937 (2017).
[Crossref]

T. Waritanant and A. Major, “Diode-pumped Nd:YVO4 laser with discrete multi-wavelength tunability and high efficiency,” Opt. Lett. 42, 1149–1152 (2017).
[Crossref]

2016 (8)

S. Ghanbari, R. Akbari, and A. Major, “Femtosecond Kerr-lens mode-locked Alexandrite laser,” Opt. Express 24, 14836–14840 (2016).
[Crossref]

S. Ghanbari and A. Major, “High power continuous-wave Alexandrite laser with green pump,” Laser Phys. 26, 75001 (2016).
[Crossref]

H. Zhao and A. Major, “Orthogonally polarized dual-wavelength Yb:KGW laser induced by thermal lensing,” Appl. Phys. B 122, 163 (2016).
[Crossref]

Md. Z. E. Halim, R. C. Talukder, T. Waritanant, and A. Major, “Passive mode locking of a Nd:KGW laser with hot-band diode pumping,” Laser Phys. Lett. 13, 105003 (2016).
[Crossref]

T. Waritanant and A. Major, “Thermal lensing in Nd:YVO4 laser with in-band pumping at 914  nm,” Appl. Phys. B 122, 135 (2016).
[Crossref]

R. C. Talukder, Md. Z. E. Halim, T. Waritanant, and A. Major, “Multiwatt continuous wave Nd:KGW laser with hot-band diode pumping,” Opt. Lett. 41, 3810–3812 (2016).
[Crossref]

T. Waritanant and A. Major, “High efficiency passively mode-locked Nd:YVO4 laser with direct in-band pumping at 914  nm,” Opt. Express 24, 12851–12855 (2016).
[Crossref]

H. Lin, J. Guo, P. Gao, H. Yu, and X. Liang, “High power, diffraction limited picosecond oscillator based on Nd:GdVO4 bulk crystal with σ polarized in-band pumping,” Opt. Express 24, 13957–13962 (2016).
[Crossref]

2014 (1)

H. Mirzaeian, S. Manjooran, and A. Major, “A simple technique for accurate characterization of thermal lens in solid state lasers,” Proc. SPIE 9288, 928802 (2014).
[Crossref]

2013 (1)

R. Akbari and A. Major, “Optical, spectral and phase-matching properties of BIBO, BBO and LBO crystals for optical parametric oscillation in the visible and near-infrared wavelength ranges,” Laser Phys. 23, 35401 (2013).
[Crossref]

2012 (3)

S. Manjooran, H. Zhao, I. T. Lima, and A. Major, “Phase-matching properties of PPKTP, MgO:PPSLT and MgO:PPcLN for ultrafast optical parametric oscillation in the visible and near-infrared ranges with green pump,” Laser Phys. 22, 1325–1330 (2012).
[Crossref]

L. Chang, C. Yang, X. J. Yi, Q. K. Ai, L. Y. Chen, M. Chen, G. Li, J. H. Yang, and Y. F. Ma, “914  nm LD end-pumped 31.8  W high beam quality E-O Q-switched Nd:YVO4 laser without intracavity polarizer,” Laser Phys. 22, 1369–1372 (2012).
[Crossref]

Y. L. Li, J. Y. Liu, and Y. C. Zhang, “High efficiency 1341  nm Nd:GdVO4 laser in-band pumped at 912  nm,” Laser Phys. 22, 547–549 (2012).
[Crossref]

2011 (2)

2010 (4)

J. L. Ma, B. Xiong, L. Guo, P. F. Zhao, L. Zhang, X. C. Lin, J. M. Li, and Q. D. Duanmu, “Low heat and high efficiency Nd:GdVO4 laser pumped by 913  nm,” Laser Phys. Lett. 7, 579–582 (2010).
[Crossref]

I. T. Lima, V. Kultavewuti, and A. Major, “Phasematching properties of congruent MgO-doped and undoped periodically poled LiNbO3 for optical parametric oscillation with ultrafast excitation at 1  μm,” Laser Phys. 20, 270–275 (2010).
[Crossref]

H. Zhao, I. T. Lima, and A. Major, “Near-infrared properties of periodically poled KTiOPO4 and stoichiometric MgO-doped LiTaO3 crystals for high power optical parametric oscillation with femtosecond pulses,” Laser Phys. 20, 1404–1409 (2010).
[Crossref]

X. Li, X. Yu, F. Chen, R. Yan, M. Luo, J. Yu, and D. Chen, “Power scaling of directly dual-end-pumped Nd:GdVO4 laser using grown-together composite crystal,” Opt. Express 18, 7407–7414 (2010).
[Crossref]

2009 (5)

A. Major, D. Sandkuijl, and V. Barzda, “Efficient frequency doubling of a femtosecond Yb:KGW laser in a BiB3O6 crystal,” Opt. Express 17, 12039–12042 (2009).
[Crossref]

N. Pavel, T. Dascalu, G. Salamu, O. Sandu, A. Leca, and V. Lupei, “Q-switched Nd lasers pumped directly into the 4F3/2 emitting level,” Opt. Commun. 282, 4749–4754 (2009).
[Crossref]

D. Sangla, M. Castaing, F. Balembois, and P. Georges, “Highly efficient Nd:YVO4 laser by direct in-band diode pumping at 914  nm,” Opt. Lett. 34, 2159–2161 (2009).
[Crossref]

J. Gao, X. Yu, X. D. Li, F. Chen, K. Zhang, R. P. Yan, J. H. Yu, and Y. Z. Wang, “456-nm deep-blue laser generation by intracavity frequency doubling of Nd:GdVO4 under 879-nm diode pumping,” Laser Phys. 19, 111–114 (2009).
[Crossref]

Y.-F. Lü, J. Xia, J.-G. Wang, G.-C. Sun, X.-H. Zhang, A.-F. Zhang, X.-D. Yin, L. Bao, and H. Quan, “High-efficiency Nd:GdVO4 laser at 1341  nm under 880  nm diode laser pumping into the emitting level,” Opt. Commun. 282, 3565–3567 (2009).
[Crossref]

2008 (2)

J. Didierjean, E. Herault, F. Balembois, and P. Georges, “Thermal conductivity measurements of laser crystals by infrared thermography. Application to Nd:doped crystals,” Opt. Express 16, 8995–9010 (2008).
[Crossref]

J. Morikawa, C. Leong, T. Hashimoto, T. Ogawa, Y. Urata, S. Wada, M. Higuchi, and J. Takahashi, “Thermal conductivity/diffusivity of Nd3+ doped GdVO4, YVO4, LuVO4, and Y3Al5O12 by temperature wave analysis,” J. Appl. Phys. 103, 063522 (2008).
[Crossref]

2006 (1)

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).
[Crossref]

2003 (1)

2002 (2)

A. Major, L. Giniunas, N. Langford, A. I. Ferguson, D. Burns, E. Bente, and R. Danielius, “Saturable Bragg reflector-based continuous-wave mode locking of Yb:KGd(WO4)2 laser,” J. Mod. Opt. 49, 787–793 (2002).
[Crossref]

A. Major, N. Langford, T. Graf, D. Burns, and A. I. Ferguson, “Diode-pumped passively mode-locked Nd:KGd(WO4)2 laser with 1W average output power,” Opt. Lett. 27, 1478–1480 (2002).
[Crossref]

1999 (1)

H. J. Zhang, L. Zhu, X. L. Meng, Z. H. Yang, C. Q. Wang, W. T. Yu, Y. T. Chow, and M. K. Lu, “Thermal and laser properties of Nd:YVO4 crystal,” Cryst. Res. Technol. 34, 1011–1016 (1999).
[Crossref]

1995 (1)

P. A. Studenikin, A. I. Zagumennyi, Y. 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]

1994 (1)

Ai, Q. K.

L. Chang, C. Yang, X. J. Yi, Q. K. Ai, L. Y. Chen, M. Chen, G. Li, J. H. Yang, and Y. F. Ma, “914  nm LD end-pumped 31.8  W high beam quality E-O Q-switched Nd:YVO4 laser without intracavity polarizer,” Laser Phys. 22, 1369–1372 (2012).
[Crossref]

Akbari, R.

S. Ghanbari, R. Akbari, and A. Major, “Femtosecond Kerr-lens mode-locked Alexandrite laser,” Opt. Express 24, 14836–14840 (2016).
[Crossref]

R. Akbari and A. Major, “Optical, spectral and phase-matching properties of BIBO, BBO and LBO crystals for optical parametric oscillation in the visible and near-infrared wavelength ranges,” Laser Phys. 23, 35401 (2013).
[Crossref]

Balembois, F.

Bao, L.

Y.-F. Lü, J. Xia, J.-G. Wang, G.-C. Sun, X.-H. Zhang, A.-F. Zhang, X.-D. Yin, L. Bao, and H. Quan, “High-efficiency Nd:GdVO4 laser at 1341  nm under 880  nm diode laser pumping into the emitting level,” Opt. Commun. 282, 3565–3567 (2009).
[Crossref]

Barzda, V.

Bente, E.

A. Major, L. Giniunas, N. Langford, A. I. Ferguson, D. Burns, E. Bente, and R. Danielius, “Saturable Bragg reflector-based continuous-wave mode locking of Yb:KGd(WO4)2 laser,” J. Mod. Opt. 49, 787–793 (2002).
[Crossref]

Burns, D.

A. Major, L. Giniunas, N. Langford, A. I. Ferguson, D. Burns, E. Bente, and R. Danielius, “Saturable Bragg reflector-based continuous-wave mode locking of Yb:KGd(WO4)2 laser,” J. Mod. Opt. 49, 787–793 (2002).
[Crossref]

A. Major, N. Langford, T. Graf, D. Burns, and A. I. Ferguson, “Diode-pumped passively mode-locked Nd:KGd(WO4)2 laser with 1W average output power,” Opt. Lett. 27, 1478–1480 (2002).
[Crossref]

Castaing, M.

Chang, L.

L. Chang, C. Yang, X. J. Yi, Q. K. Ai, L. Y. Chen, M. Chen, G. Li, J. H. Yang, and Y. F. Ma, “914  nm LD end-pumped 31.8  W high beam quality E-O Q-switched Nd:YVO4 laser without intracavity polarizer,” Laser Phys. 22, 1369–1372 (2012).
[Crossref]

Chen, D.

Chen, F.

X. Li, X. Yu, F. Chen, R. Yan, M. Luo, J. Yu, and D. Chen, “Power scaling of directly dual-end-pumped Nd:GdVO4 laser using grown-together composite crystal,” Opt. Express 18, 7407–7414 (2010).
[Crossref]

J. Gao, X. Yu, X. D. Li, F. Chen, K. Zhang, R. P. Yan, J. H. Yu, and Y. Z. Wang, “456-nm deep-blue laser generation by intracavity frequency doubling of Nd:GdVO4 under 879-nm diode pumping,” Laser Phys. 19, 111–114 (2009).
[Crossref]

Chen, L. Y.

L. Chang, C. Yang, X. J. Yi, Q. K. Ai, L. Y. Chen, M. Chen, G. Li, J. H. Yang, and Y. F. Ma, “914  nm LD end-pumped 31.8  W high beam quality E-O Q-switched Nd:YVO4 laser without intracavity polarizer,” Laser Phys. 22, 1369–1372 (2012).
[Crossref]

Chen, M.

L. Chang, C. Yang, X. J. Yi, Q. K. Ai, L. Y. Chen, M. Chen, G. Li, J. H. Yang, and Y. F. Ma, “914  nm LD end-pumped 31.8  W high beam quality E-O Q-switched Nd:YVO4 laser without intracavity polarizer,” Laser Phys. 22, 1369–1372 (2012).
[Crossref]

Chow, Y. T.

H. J. Zhang, L. Zhu, X. L. Meng, Z. H. Yang, C. Q. Wang, W. T. Yu, Y. T. Chow, and M. K. Lu, “Thermal and laser properties of Nd:YVO4 crystal,” Cryst. Res. Technol. 34, 1011–1016 (1999).
[Crossref]

Danielius, R.

A. Major, L. Giniunas, N. Langford, A. I. Ferguson, D. Burns, E. Bente, and R. Danielius, “Saturable Bragg reflector-based continuous-wave mode locking of Yb:KGd(WO4)2 laser,” J. Mod. Opt. 49, 787–793 (2002).
[Crossref]

Dascalu, T.

N. Pavel, T. Dascalu, G. Salamu, O. Sandu, A. Leca, and V. Lupei, “Q-switched Nd lasers pumped directly into the 4F3/2 emitting level,” Opt. Commun. 282, 4749–4754 (2009).
[Crossref]

Délen, X.

Didierjean, J.

Ding, X.

Duanmu, Q. D.

J. L. Ma, B. Xiong, L. Guo, P. F. Zhao, L. Zhang, X. C. Lin, J. M. Li, and Q. D. Duanmu, “Low heat and high efficiency Nd:GdVO4 laser pumped by 913  nm,” Laser Phys. Lett. 7, 579–582 (2010).
[Crossref]

Ferguson, A. I.

A. Major, N. Langford, T. Graf, D. Burns, and A. I. Ferguson, “Diode-pumped passively mode-locked Nd:KGd(WO4)2 laser with 1W average output power,” Opt. Lett. 27, 1478–1480 (2002).
[Crossref]

A. Major, L. Giniunas, N. Langford, A. I. Ferguson, D. Burns, E. Bente, and R. Danielius, “Saturable Bragg reflector-based continuous-wave mode locking of Yb:KGd(WO4)2 laser,” J. Mod. Opt. 49, 787–793 (2002).
[Crossref]

Gao, J.

J. Gao, X. Yu, X. D. Li, F. Chen, K. Zhang, R. P. Yan, J. H. Yu, and Y. Z. Wang, “456-nm deep-blue laser generation by intracavity frequency doubling of Nd:GdVO4 under 879-nm diode pumping,” Laser Phys. 19, 111–114 (2009).
[Crossref]

Gao, P.

Georges, P.

Ghanbari, S.

S. Ghanbari and A. Major, “High power continuous-wave Alexandrite laser with green pump,” Laser Phys. 26, 75001 (2016).
[Crossref]

S. Ghanbari, R. Akbari, and A. Major, “Femtosecond Kerr-lens mode-locked Alexandrite laser,” Opt. Express 24, 14836–14840 (2016).
[Crossref]

Giniunas, L.

A. Major, L. Giniunas, N. Langford, A. I. Ferguson, D. Burns, E. Bente, and R. Danielius, “Saturable Bragg reflector-based continuous-wave mode locking of Yb:KGd(WO4)2 laser,” J. Mod. Opt. 49, 787–793 (2002).
[Crossref]

Graf, T.

Guo, J.

Guo, L.

J. L. Ma, B. Xiong, L. Guo, P. F. Zhao, L. Zhang, X. C. Lin, J. M. Li, and Q. D. Duanmu, “Low heat and high efficiency Nd:GdVO4 laser pumped by 913  nm,” Laser Phys. Lett. 7, 579–582 (2010).
[Crossref]

Halim, Md. Z. E.

Md. Z. E. Halim, R. C. Talukder, T. Waritanant, and A. Major, “Passive mode locking of a Nd:KGW laser with hot-band diode pumping,” Laser Phys. Lett. 13, 105003 (2016).
[Crossref]

R. C. Talukder, Md. Z. E. Halim, T. Waritanant, and A. Major, “Multiwatt continuous wave Nd:KGW laser with hot-band diode pumping,” Opt. Lett. 41, 3810–3812 (2016).
[Crossref]

Hashimoto, T.

J. Morikawa, C. Leong, T. Hashimoto, T. Ogawa, Y. Urata, S. Wada, M. Higuchi, and J. Takahashi, “Thermal conductivity/diffusivity of Nd3+ doped GdVO4, YVO4, LuVO4, and Y3Al5O12 by temperature wave analysis,” J. Appl. Phys. 103, 063522 (2008).
[Crossref]

Herault, E.

Higuchi, M.

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H. J. Zhang, L. Zhu, X. L. Meng, Z. H. Yang, C. Q. Wang, W. T. Yu, Y. T. Chow, and M. K. Lu, “Thermal and laser properties of Nd:YVO4 crystal,” Cryst. Res. Technol. 34, 1011–1016 (1999).
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P. Loiko, S. Manjooran, K. Yumashev, and A. Major, “Polarization anisotropy of thermal lens in Yb:KY(WO4)2 laser crystal under high-power diode pumping,” Appl. Opt. 56, 294–2937 (2017).
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S. Ghanbari, R. Akbari, and A. Major, “Femtosecond Kerr-lens mode-locked Alexandrite laser,” Opt. Express 24, 14836–14840 (2016).
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T. Waritanant and A. Major, “High efficiency passively mode-locked Nd:YVO4 laser with direct in-band pumping at 914  nm,” Opt. Express 24, 12851–12855 (2016).
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S. Manjooran, H. Zhao, I. T. Lima, and A. Major, “Phase-matching properties of PPKTP, MgO:PPSLT and MgO:PPcLN for ultrafast optical parametric oscillation in the visible and near-infrared ranges with green pump,” Laser Phys. 22, 1325–1330 (2012).
[Crossref]

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[Crossref]

H. Zhao, I. T. Lima, and A. Major, “Near-infrared properties of periodically poled KTiOPO4 and stoichiometric MgO-doped LiTaO3 crystals for high power optical parametric oscillation with femtosecond pulses,” Laser Phys. 20, 1404–1409 (2010).
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[Crossref]

A. Major, L. Giniunas, N. Langford, A. I. Ferguson, D. Burns, E. Bente, and R. Danielius, “Saturable Bragg reflector-based continuous-wave mode locking of Yb:KGd(WO4)2 laser,” J. Mod. Opt. 49, 787–793 (2002).
[Crossref]

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P. Loiko, S. Manjooran, K. Yumashev, and A. Major, “Polarization anisotropy of thermal lens in Yb:KY(WO4)2 laser crystal under high-power diode pumping,” Appl. Opt. 56, 294–2937 (2017).
[Crossref]

H. Mirzaeian, S. Manjooran, and A. Major, “A simple technique for accurate characterization of thermal lens in solid state lasers,” Proc. SPIE 9288, 928802 (2014).
[Crossref]

S. Manjooran, H. Zhao, I. T. Lima, and A. Major, “Phase-matching properties of PPKTP, MgO:PPSLT and MgO:PPcLN for ultrafast optical parametric oscillation in the visible and near-infrared ranges with green pump,” Laser Phys. 22, 1325–1330 (2012).
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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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P. Loiko, S. Manjooran, K. Yumashev, and A. Major, “Polarization anisotropy of thermal lens in Yb:KY(WO4)2 laser crystal under high-power diode pumping,” Appl. Opt. 56, 294–2937 (2017).
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Figures (4)

Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

Energy level diagram of Nd:GdVO4.

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

Experimental setup for CW operation.

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

(a) Output power versus pump power (with linear fit) and (b) laser spectrum.

Fig. 4.
Fig. 4.

Laser beam quality at 19.8 W of output power. Inset: transverse intensity profile of the laser beam.