High-power efficient tunable Nd:GdVO4 laser at 1083 nm

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An efficient tunable diode-pumped Nd:GdVO4 laser at 1083 nm has been constructed by suppressing the higher gain transition near 1063 nm. With 12.5 W diode pump power, the free-running output power centered about 1083 nm was up to 3.4 W, corresponding to an optical-to-optical conversion efficiency of 30.1%. When a simple uncoated etalon was used as a wavelength-selective element, the output power at each helium transition was higher than 2.5 W.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2107-2109
Number of pages3
JournalOptics Letters
Issue number16
StatePublished - 15 Aug 2005


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