Continuous wave 935 nm Nd:CNGG laser at watt-level power.

Laboratory of Optical Physics, Institute of Physics, Chinese Acaedmy of Sciences, 8 NanSanJie, Zhongguan Cun, Beijing, China.
Optics Letters (Impact Factor: 3.18). 03/2008; 33(3):261-3. DOI: 10.1364/OL.33.000261
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ABSTRACT An efficient continuous wave (CW) laser-diode-pumped Nd-doped Ca(3)(NbGa)(2-x)Ga(3)O(12) (CNGG) laser operating at 935 nm is demonstrated by using a simple linear cavity for the first time to our knowledge. Output power up to 1.12 W is obtained, corresponding to a slope efficiency of 7.1% and an optical-to-optical efficiency of 5.7%. The laser operates with the fundamental transverse mode when the output power is as high as 800 mW. This laser provides a potential light source for differential absorption lidar in water vapor detection.

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