A comparative study of crystal growth and laser properties of Nd:YVO4, Nd:GdVO4 and Nd : Gdx La1-x VO4 (x=0.80, 0.60, 0.45) crystals

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Author(s)

  • Huaijin Zhang
  • Jiyang Wang
  • Changqing Wang
  • Li Zhu
  • Xiaobo Hu
  • Xianlin Meng
  • Minhua Jiang

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Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)449-454
Journal / PublicationOptical Materials
Volume23
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2003

Conference

TitleProceedings of the 8th ICEM 2002
PlaceChina
CityXI'an
Period10 - 14 June 2002

Abstract

The crystal growth of vanadate crystals is realised. Nd:YVO4, Nd:GdVO4 and Nd:GdxLa1-xVO4 (x=0.80, 0.60, 0.45) are determined effective segregation coefficients and laser properties of these crystals. All the crystals have the zircon structure with the space group of I41/amd. We find the Nd:YVO4 crystal is the easiest one to grow among these crystals, the laser and thermal properties of Nd:GdVO4 are the best, and Nd:GdxLa1-xVO4 (x=0.80, 0.60, 0.45) crystals are the most difficult to be grown among the vanadate crystals. Under the pumping power of a 3 W laser diode, output powers of 1.27 W at 1.06 μm and 800 mW at 1.34 μm for the Nd:GdVO4 crystal, 1.14 W at 1.06 μm and 780 mW at 1.34 μm for the Nd:YVO4 crystal, and 1.18 W at 1.06 μm and 671 mW at 1.34 μm for the Nd:Gd0.8La0.2VO4 crystal were obtained, and intracavity frequency-doubling to 532 and 670 nm was also demonstrated using KTiOPO4 and LiB3O5 crystals. © 2003 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.

Research Area(s)

  • Crystal growth, Laser properties, Vanadate crystal

Citation Format(s)

A comparative study of crystal growth and laser properties of Nd:YVO4, Nd:GdVO4 and Nd: Gdx La1-x VO4 (x=0.80, 0.60, 0.45) crystals. / Zhang, Huaijin; Wang, Jiyang; Wang, Changqing et al.
In: Optical Materials, Vol. 23, No. 1-2, 07.2003, p. 449-454.

Research output: Journal Publications and ReviewsRGC 21 - Publication in refereed journalpeer-review