Chinese Optics Letters, Vol. 5, Issue 10, 582 (2007)
Low threshold Nd^(3+):KY(WO4)2 laser operated at 1072 nm pumped by diode
Lang Lin1,*, Zhenqiang Chen1, Ge Zhang1,2, Rugang Wang1,2, Zhen Li3, and Jingzhao Li3
- 1Institute of Optoelectronic Engineering, Jinan University, Guangzhou 510632
- 2Department of Optoelectronic Engineering, Jinan University, Guangzhou 510632
- 3Fujian Institute of Research on the Structure of Matter, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Fuzhou 350002
The diode-pumped Nd:KYW laser operated in the free-running mode at 1072 nm is demonstrated at room temperature. The laser output power of 102.6 mW with 12.07% optical-to-optical conversion efficiency and 13.16% slope efficiency is obtained. The laser threshold is about 110 mW. Such a low threshold is in agreement with the theoretical prediction.
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