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Stationary generation of diode-pumped self-Raman Nd:YVO4/YVO4 composite crystal laser

  • P. A. Apanasevich
  • A. A. Kananovich
  • A. A. Demidovich
  • M. B. Danailov
  • V. A. Orlovich
Article

Output power dependences of composite Nd3+:YVO4 Raman laser stationary generation on the longitudinal diode pump power are measured at different transmissions of the output mirror at the Stokes radiation frequency. The deviation of the measured dependences from linear is explained by the influence of thermal effects on both the overlap of the beams and diffraction losses. A method to estimate the laser and Stokes losses in the cavity and the parameters characterizing the overlap of the laser radiation with the pump and Stokes beams is proposed. A Stokes-component of power 2.1 W is obtained and corresponds to 12% diode-to-Stokes efficiency.

Keywords

Raman conversion Raman laser Nd:YVO4 longitudinal diode pump thermal effects 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • P. A. Apanasevich
    • 1
  • A. A. Kananovich
    • 1
  • A. A. Demidovich
    • 2
  • M. B. Danailov
    • 2
  • V. A. Orlovich
    • 1
  1. 1.B. I. Stepanov Institute of PhysicsNational Academy of Sciences of BelarusMinskBelarus
  2. 2.LaserLab ELETTRA-SincrotoneTriesteItaly

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