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    • Keywords

       

      Dual gain single cavity laser; thermal lens; diode pumping; depolarization effect

    • Abstract

       

      Operational characteristics of a dual gain single cavity Nd:YVO4 laser have been investigated. With semiconductor diode laser pump power of 2 W, 800 mW output was obtained with a slope efficiency of 49%. Further, by changing the relative orientation of the two crystals the polarization characteristics of the output could be varied. In particular by keeping the two Nd:YVO4 crystals with their c-axes orthogonal to each other and adjusting the gain of the crystals so that both operate at approximately the same power level, completely unpolarized beams could be obtained.

    • Author Affiliations

       

      Pranab K Mukhopadhyay1 Jogy George1 S K Sharma1 P K Gupta1 2 T P S Nathan1

      1. Diode Pumped Solid State Laser Group, India
      2. Biomedical Applications Section, Center for Advanced Technology, Indore - 452 013, India
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  • Pramana – Journal of Physics | News

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