Experimental and theoretical evidence of pump-saturation effects in low power end-pumped Nd : YVO4 microchip laser


MARTEL G., Ozkul C. , SANCHEZ F.

OPTICS COMMUNICATIONS, vol.185, pp.419-430, 2000 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 185
  • Publication Date: 2000
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/s0030-4018(00)01036-1
  • Title of Journal : OPTICS COMMUNICATIONS
  • Page Numbers: pp.419-430

Abstract

Pump-saturation effects have been measured in a miniaturized end-pumped solid-state Nd:YVO4 laser. In particular we have investigated the influence of the pump beam width on the laser characteristics (threshold pump power and laser efficiency). A numerical rate-equation model has been developed in order to explain these results and lead to a good quantitative agreement with the experimental data. (C) 2000 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.