Abstract

We detail the comparison on laser performance of Nd:GdVO4 and Nd:YVO4 lasers at high repetition rates operated at 1.06µm under direct diode pumping of the upper laser level. The results reveal that Nd:GdVO4 and Nd:YVO4 are efficient laser crystals for solid-state lasers under direct pumping of the emitting level. However, Nd:YVO4 crystal, compared with Nd:GdVO4 crystal, is a more favorable gain medium when higher repetition rates and shorter pulse width are desired, owning to its larger stimulated emission cross-section.

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2009 (1)

2008 (4)

X. Yan, Q. Liu, X. Fu, Y. Wang, L. Huang, D. Wang, and M. Gong, “A 108 W, 500 kHz Q-switching Nd:YVO4 laser with the MOPA configuration,” Opt. Express 16(5), 3356–3361 (2008), http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-16-5-3356 .
[Crossref] [PubMed]

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(12), 8995–9010 (2008), http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-16-12-8995 .
[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]

X. Yan, L. Huang, Q. Liu, F. He, X. Fu, D. Wang, and M. Gong, “2 MHz AO Q-switched TEM00 grazing incidence laser with 3 at.% neodymium doped Nd:YVO4,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 44(12), 1164–1170 (2008).
[Crossref]

2006 (2)

2005 (3)

T. Ogawa, T. Imai, K. Onodera, H. Machida, M. Higuchi, Y. Urata, and S. Wada, “Efficient pulse operation of Nd:GdVO4 laser with AO Q-switch,” Appl. Phys. B 81(4), 521–524 (2005).
[Crossref]

A. Minassian, B. A. Thompson, G. Smith, and M. J. Damzen, “High-power scaling (>100 W) of a diode pumped TEM00 Nd:GdVO4 laser system,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 11(3), 621–625 (2005).
[Crossref]

Y. Sato and T. Taira, “Comparative study on the spectroscopic properties of Nd:GdVO4 and YVO4 with hybrid process,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 11(3), 613–620 (2005).
[Crossref]

2003 (3)

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

J. H. García-López, V. Aboites, A. V. Kiryanov, M. J. Damzen, and A. Minassian, “High repetition rate Q-switching of high power Nd:YVO4 slab laser,” Opt. Commun. 218, 156–160 (2003).
[Crossref]

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]

2002 (2)

H. Zhang, J. Liu, J. Wang, C. Wang, L. Zhu, Z. Shao, X. Meng, X. Hu, M. Jiang, and Y. T. Chow, “Characterization of the laser crystal Nd:GdVO4,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 19(1), 18–27 (2002).
[Crossref]

V. Lupei, N. Pavel, and T. Taira, “Highly efficient laser emission in concentrated Nd:YVO4 components under direct pumping into the emitting level,” Opt. Commun. 201(4-6), 431–435 (2002).
[Crossref]

2001 (1)

N. D. Lai, M. Brunel, F. Bretenaker, and A. Le Floch, “Stabilization of the repetition rate of passively Q-switched diode-pumped solid-state lasers,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 79(8), 1073–1075 (2001).
[Crossref]

1999 (2)

S. M. Kaczmarek, T. Łukasiewicz, W. Giersz, R. Jabłoński, J. K. Jabczyński, M. Świrkowicz, Z. Gałąka, W. Drozdowski, and M. Kwaśny, “Growth and optical properties of Nd:YVO4 laser crystal,” Proc. SPIE 3725, 324–328 (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]

1998 (1)

A. Brignon, G. Feugnet, J. P. Huignard, and J. P. Pocholle, “Compact Nd:YAG and Nd:YVO4 amplifiers end-pumped by a high-brightness stacked array,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 34(3), 577–585 (1998).
[Crossref]

1994 (1)

T. Jensen, V. G. Ostroumov, J.-P. Meyn, 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]

1993 (1)

N. N. Arev, B. F. Gorbunov, G. V. Pugachev, and Y. A. Bazlov, “Application of a laser ranging system to the metrologic certification of satellite radar measurement systems,” Meas. Tech. USSR 36(5), 524–525 (1993).
[Crossref]

1971 (1)

G. D. Baldwin, “Output Power Calculations for a Continuously Pumped Q-Switched YAG:Nd+3 Laser,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 7(6), 220–224 (1971).
[Crossref]

Aboites, V.

J. H. García-López, V. Aboites, A. V. Kiryanov, M. J. Damzen, and A. Minassian, “High repetition rate Q-switching of high power Nd:YVO4 slab laser,” Opt. Commun. 218, 156–160 (2003).
[Crossref]

Arev, N. N.

N. N. Arev, B. F. Gorbunov, G. V. Pugachev, and Y. A. Bazlov, “Application of a laser ranging system to the metrologic certification of satellite radar measurement systems,” Meas. Tech. USSR 36(5), 524–525 (1993).
[Crossref]

Baldwin, G. D.

G. D. Baldwin, “Output Power Calculations for a Continuously Pumped Q-Switched YAG:Nd+3 Laser,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 7(6), 220–224 (1971).
[Crossref]

Balembois, F.

Bazlov, Y. A.

N. N. Arev, B. F. Gorbunov, G. V. Pugachev, and Y. A. Bazlov, “Application of a laser ranging system to the metrologic certification of satellite radar measurement systems,” Meas. Tech. USSR 36(5), 524–525 (1993).
[Crossref]

Bretenaker, F.

N. D. Lai, M. Brunel, F. Bretenaker, and A. Le Floch, “Stabilization of the repetition rate of passively Q-switched diode-pumped solid-state lasers,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 79(8), 1073–1075 (2001).
[Crossref]

Brignon, A.

A. Brignon, G. Feugnet, J. P. Huignard, and J. P. Pocholle, “Compact Nd:YAG and Nd:YVO4 amplifiers end-pumped by a high-brightness stacked array,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 34(3), 577–585 (1998).
[Crossref]

Brunel, M.

N. D. Lai, M. Brunel, F. Bretenaker, and A. Le Floch, “Stabilization of the repetition rate of passively Q-switched diode-pumped solid-state lasers,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 79(8), 1073–1075 (2001).
[Crossref]

Chen, D.

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, F.

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, Y. F.

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]

Chow, Y. T.

Damzen, M. J.

A. Minassian, B. A. Thompson, G. Smith, and M. J. Damzen, “High-power scaling (>100 W) of a diode pumped TEM00 Nd:GdVO4 laser system,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 11(3), 621–625 (2005).
[Crossref]

J. H. García-López, V. Aboites, A. V. Kiryanov, M. J. Damzen, and A. Minassian, “High repetition rate Q-switching of high power Nd:YVO4 slab laser,” Opt. Commun. 218, 156–160 (2003).
[Crossref]

Didierjean, J.

Drozdowski, W.

S. M. Kaczmarek, T. Łukasiewicz, W. Giersz, R. Jabłoński, J. K. Jabczyński, M. Świrkowicz, Z. Gałąka, W. Drozdowski, and M. Kwaśny, “Growth and optical properties of Nd:YVO4 laser crystal,” Proc. SPIE 3725, 324–328 (1999).
[Crossref]

Feugnet, G.

A. Brignon, G. Feugnet, J. P. Huignard, and J. P. Pocholle, “Compact Nd:YAG and Nd:YVO4 amplifiers end-pumped by a high-brightness stacked array,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 34(3), 577–585 (1998).
[Crossref]

Frede, M.

Fu, X.

Galaka, Z.

S. M. Kaczmarek, T. Łukasiewicz, W. Giersz, R. Jabłoński, J. K. Jabczyński, M. Świrkowicz, Z. Gałąka, W. Drozdowski, and M. Kwaśny, “Growth and optical properties of Nd:YVO4 laser crystal,” Proc. SPIE 3725, 324–328 (1999).
[Crossref]

Gao, J.

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]

García-López, J. H.

J. H. García-López, V. Aboites, A. V. Kiryanov, M. J. Damzen, and A. Minassian, “High repetition rate Q-switching of high power Nd:YVO4 slab laser,” Opt. Commun. 218, 156–160 (2003).
[Crossref]

Georges, P.

Giersz, W.

S. M. Kaczmarek, T. Łukasiewicz, W. Giersz, R. Jabłoński, J. K. Jabczyński, M. Świrkowicz, Z. Gałąka, W. Drozdowski, and M. Kwaśny, “Growth and optical properties of Nd:YVO4 laser crystal,” Proc. SPIE 3725, 324–328 (1999).
[Crossref]

Gong, M.

Gorbunov, B. F.

N. N. Arev, B. F. Gorbunov, G. V. Pugachev, and Y. A. Bazlov, “Application of a laser ranging system to the metrologic certification of satellite radar measurement systems,” Meas. Tech. USSR 36(5), 524–525 (1993).
[Crossref]

He, F.

X. Yan, L. Huang, Q. Liu, F. He, X. Fu, D. Wang, and M. Gong, “2 MHz AO Q-switched TEM00 grazing incidence laser with 3 at.% neodymium doped Nd:YVO4,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 44(12), 1164–1170 (2008).
[Crossref]

Herault, E.

Higuchi, M.

T. Ogawa, T. Imai, K. Onodera, H. Machida, M. Higuchi, Y. Urata, and S. Wada, “Efficient pulse operation of Nd:GdVO4 laser with AO Q-switch,” Appl. Phys. B 81(4), 521–524 (2005).
[Crossref]

Hu, X.

Huang, L.

X. Yan, Q. Liu, X. Fu, Y. Wang, L. Huang, D. Wang, and M. Gong, “A 108 W, 500 kHz Q-switching Nd:YVO4 laser with the MOPA configuration,” Opt. Express 16(5), 3356–3361 (2008), http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-16-5-3356 .
[Crossref] [PubMed]

X. Yan, L. Huang, Q. Liu, F. He, X. Fu, D. Wang, and M. Gong, “2 MHz AO Q-switched TEM00 grazing incidence laser with 3 at.% neodymium doped Nd:YVO4,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 44(12), 1164–1170 (2008).
[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, J.-P. Meyn, 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]

Huignard, J. P.

A. Brignon, G. Feugnet, J. P. Huignard, and J. P. Pocholle, “Compact Nd:YAG and Nd:YVO4 amplifiers end-pumped by a high-brightness stacked array,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 34(3), 577–585 (1998).
[Crossref]

Imai, T.

T. Ogawa, T. Imai, K. Onodera, H. Machida, M. Higuchi, Y. Urata, and S. Wada, “Efficient pulse operation of Nd:GdVO4 laser with AO Q-switch,” Appl. Phys. B 81(4), 521–524 (2005).
[Crossref]

Jabczynski, J. K.

S. M. Kaczmarek, T. Łukasiewicz, W. Giersz, R. Jabłoński, J. K. Jabczyński, M. Świrkowicz, Z. Gałąka, W. Drozdowski, and M. Kwaśny, “Growth and optical properties of Nd:YVO4 laser crystal,” Proc. SPIE 3725, 324–328 (1999).
[Crossref]

Jablonski, R.

S. M. Kaczmarek, T. Łukasiewicz, W. Giersz, R. Jabłoński, J. K. Jabczyński, M. Świrkowicz, Z. Gałąka, W. Drozdowski, and M. Kwaśny, “Growth and optical properties of Nd:YVO4 laser crystal,” Proc. SPIE 3725, 324–328 (1999).
[Crossref]

Jensen, T.

T. Jensen, V. G. Ostroumov, J.-P. Meyn, 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.

Kaczmarek, S. M.

S. M. Kaczmarek, T. Łukasiewicz, W. Giersz, R. Jabłoński, J. K. Jabczyński, M. Świrkowicz, Z. Gałąka, W. Drozdowski, and M. Kwaśny, “Growth and optical properties of Nd:YVO4 laser crystal,” Proc. SPIE 3725, 324–328 (1999).
[Crossref]

Kiryanov, A. V.

J. H. García-López, V. Aboites, A. V. Kiryanov, M. J. Damzen, and A. Minassian, “High repetition rate Q-switching of high power Nd:YVO4 slab laser,” Opt. Commun. 218, 156–160 (2003).
[Crossref]

Kracht, D.

Kwasny, M.

S. M. Kaczmarek, T. Łukasiewicz, W. Giersz, R. Jabłoński, J. K. Jabczyński, M. Świrkowicz, Z. Gałąka, W. Drozdowski, and M. Kwaśny, “Growth and optical properties of Nd:YVO4 laser crystal,” Proc. SPIE 3725, 324–328 (1999).
[Crossref]

Lai, N. D.

N. D. Lai, M. Brunel, F. Bretenaker, and A. Le Floch, “Stabilization of the repetition rate of passively Q-switched diode-pumped solid-state lasers,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 79(8), 1073–1075 (2001).
[Crossref]

Lan, Y. P.

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]

Le Floch, A.

N. D. Lai, M. Brunel, F. Bretenaker, and A. Le Floch, “Stabilization of the repetition rate of passively Q-switched diode-pumped solid-state lasers,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 79(8), 1073–1075 (2001).
[Crossref]

Li, X.

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]

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, J.

Liu, Q.

Lukasiewicz, T.

S. M. Kaczmarek, T. Łukasiewicz, W. Giersz, R. Jabłoński, J. K. Jabczyński, M. Świrkowicz, Z. Gałąka, W. Drozdowski, and M. Kwaśny, “Growth and optical properties of Nd:YVO4 laser crystal,” Proc. SPIE 3725, 324–328 (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, “Hihgly efficient 1063-nm continuous-wave laser emission in Nd:GdVO4,” Opt. Lett. 28(23), 2366–2368 (2003), http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-28-23-2366 .
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V. Lupei, N. Pavel, and T. Taira, “Highly efficient laser emission in concentrated Nd:YVO4 components under direct pumping into the emitting level,” Opt. Commun. 201(4-6), 431–435 (2002).
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Machida, H.

T. Ogawa, T. Imai, K. Onodera, H. Machida, M. Higuchi, Y. Urata, and S. Wada, “Efficient pulse operation of Nd:GdVO4 laser with AO Q-switch,” Appl. Phys. B 81(4), 521–524 (2005).
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Meng, X.

Meyn, J.-P.

T. Jensen, V. G. Ostroumov, J.-P. Meyn, 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).
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A. Minassian, B. A. Thompson, G. Smith, and M. J. Damzen, “High-power scaling (>100 W) of a diode pumped TEM00 Nd:GdVO4 laser system,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 11(3), 621–625 (2005).
[Crossref]

J. H. García-López, V. Aboites, A. V. Kiryanov, M. J. Damzen, and A. Minassian, “High repetition rate Q-switching of high power Nd:YVO4 slab laser,” Opt. Commun. 218, 156–160 (2003).
[Crossref]

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T. Ogawa, T. Imai, K. Onodera, H. Machida, M. Higuchi, Y. Urata, and S. Wada, “Efficient pulse operation of Nd:GdVO4 laser with AO Q-switch,” Appl. Phys. B 81(4), 521–524 (2005).
[Crossref]

Onodera, K.

T. Ogawa, T. Imai, K. Onodera, H. Machida, M. Higuchi, Y. Urata, and S. Wada, “Efficient pulse operation of Nd:GdVO4 laser with AO Q-switch,” Appl. Phys. B 81(4), 521–524 (2005).
[Crossref]

Ostroumov, V. G.

T. Jensen, V. G. Ostroumov, J.-P. Meyn, 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, “Hihgly efficient 1063-nm continuous-wave laser emission in Nd:GdVO4,” Opt. Lett. 28(23), 2366–2368 (2003), http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-28-23-2366 .
[Crossref] [PubMed]

V. Lupei, N. Pavel, and T. Taira, “Highly efficient laser emission in concentrated Nd:YVO4 components under direct pumping into the emitting level,” Opt. Commun. 201(4-6), 431–435 (2002).
[Crossref]

Pocholle, J. P.

A. Brignon, G. Feugnet, J. P. Huignard, and J. P. Pocholle, “Compact Nd:YAG and Nd:YVO4 amplifiers end-pumped by a high-brightness stacked array,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 34(3), 577–585 (1998).
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N. N. Arev, B. F. Gorbunov, G. V. Pugachev, and Y. A. Bazlov, “Application of a laser ranging system to the metrologic certification of satellite radar measurement systems,” Meas. Tech. USSR 36(5), 524–525 (1993).
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Y. Sato and T. Taira, “The studies of thermal conductivity in GdVO4, YVO4, and Y3Al5O12 measured by quasi-one dimensional flash method,” Opt. Express 14(22), 10528–10536 (2006), http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-14-22-10528 .
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Y. Sato and T. Taira, “Comparative study on the spectroscopic properties of Nd:GdVO4 and YVO4 with hybrid process,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 11(3), 613–620 (2005).
[Crossref]

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, “Hihgly efficient 1063-nm continuous-wave laser emission in Nd:GdVO4,” Opt. Lett. 28(23), 2366–2368 (2003), http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-28-23-2366 .
[Crossref] [PubMed]

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Shcherbakov, I. A.

T. Jensen, V. G. Ostroumov, J.-P. Meyn, 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]

Smith, G.

A. Minassian, B. A. Thompson, G. Smith, and M. J. Damzen, “High-power scaling (>100 W) of a diode pumped TEM00 Nd:GdVO4 laser system,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 11(3), 621–625 (2005).
[Crossref]

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S. M. Kaczmarek, T. Łukasiewicz, W. Giersz, R. Jabłoński, J. K. Jabczyński, M. Świrkowicz, Z. Gałąka, W. Drozdowski, and M. Kwaśny, “Growth and optical properties of Nd:YVO4 laser crystal,” Proc. SPIE 3725, 324–328 (1999).
[Crossref]

Taira, T.

Y. Sato and T. Taira, “The studies of thermal conductivity in GdVO4, YVO4, and Y3Al5O12 measured by quasi-one dimensional flash method,” Opt. Express 14(22), 10528–10536 (2006), http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-14-22-10528 .
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Y. Sato and T. Taira, “Comparative study on the spectroscopic properties of Nd:GdVO4 and YVO4 with hybrid process,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 11(3), 613–620 (2005).
[Crossref]

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, “Hihgly efficient 1063-nm continuous-wave laser emission in Nd:GdVO4,” Opt. Lett. 28(23), 2366–2368 (2003), http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-28-23-2366 .
[Crossref] [PubMed]

V. Lupei, N. Pavel, and T. Taira, “Highly efficient laser emission in concentrated Nd:YVO4 components under direct pumping into the emitting level,” Opt. Commun. 201(4-6), 431–435 (2002).
[Crossref]

Thompson, B. A.

A. Minassian, B. A. Thompson, G. Smith, and M. J. Damzen, “High-power scaling (>100 W) of a diode pumped TEM00 Nd:GdVO4 laser system,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 11(3), 621–625 (2005).
[Crossref]

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T. Ogawa, T. Imai, K. Onodera, H. Machida, M. Higuchi, Y. Urata, and S. Wada, “Efficient pulse operation of Nd:GdVO4 laser with AO Q-switch,” Appl. Phys. B 81(4), 521–524 (2005).
[Crossref]

Wada, S.

T. Ogawa, T. Imai, K. Onodera, H. Machida, M. Higuchi, Y. Urata, and S. Wada, “Efficient pulse operation of Nd:GdVO4 laser with AO Q-switch,” Appl. Phys. B 81(4), 521–524 (2005).
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Wang, D.

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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).
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Wilhelm, R.

Yan, X.

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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).
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T. Jensen, V. G. Ostroumov, J.-P. Meyn, 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).
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Zhu, L.

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[Crossref]

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[Crossref]

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).
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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).
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[Crossref]

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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).
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[Crossref]

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[Crossref]

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Fig. 1 Theoretical pulse width versus repetition rates at absorbed pump power of 20W
Fig. 2
Fig. 2 Pulse width versus absorbed pump power at the repetition rate of 100kHz
Fig. 3
Fig. 3 Experimental setup of A-O Q-switching operation
Fig. 4
Fig. 4 CW output power versus incident pump power
Fig. 5
Fig. 5 Output power versus absorbed pump power a) CW output power b) average output power
Fig. 6
Fig. 6 Pulse width versus repetition rate at the absorbed pump power of about 33W
Fig. 7
Fig. 7 Temporal single pulse profile at 100kHz a) Nd:YVO4 laser b) Nd:GdVO4 laser
Fig. 8
Fig. 8 Pulse width versus absorbed pump power at the repetition rate of 100kHz

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Table 1 Thermal and laser properties of Nd:GdVO4 and Nd:YVO4 at 25°C

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