Gain mode and laser mode matching in side-pumped Nd:YVO4 and Nd:YAG lasers

Karol Waichman, Leonid Kravchik, Jacob Kagan, Christophe Labbe, Yehoshua Kalisky

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We have used diode arrays in a linear configuration to side-pump both Q-switched and free-running Nd:YAG and Nd:YVO4 lasers. The gain modes of the high absorption YVO4 and the low absorption YAG were analyzed and compared. The gain distribution found was used to evaluate the pump power density, which in turn, was used to calculate the dependence of the laser pulse width on the pumping power. The theoretical Q-switch pulse width was compared with the experimental.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)163-172
Number of pages10
JournalOptical Materials
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2001
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Computer Science (all)
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Spectroscopy
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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