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Growth and Laser Performance of Rare-earth Vanadate Family Crystals

Jiyang Wang 

Institue of Crystal Materials, Shandong University, Jinan 250100, China


All-solid state lasers have been developed since the successfully manufacture of laser diode in last two decades. The most popular laser crystals are Nd:YAG, Nd:YVO4 and TiAl2O3. Among these, Nd:YVO4 is widely used in mid- and low- power output all-solid lasers. Since 1990's, a series of rare-earth vanadate crystals have been grown including Nd-, Yb, Tm, Cr- doped and Cr-,Nd- codoped vanadate crystals. GdVO4, LuVO4 and their mixture crystals with different dopants were also grown. The basic properties of these crystals have been determined. Laser performances and passive Q-switch for these series crystals were described in detail.


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Presentation: Plenary Lecture at 17th International Conference on Crystal Growth and Epitaxy - ICCGE-17, Plenary Session, by Jiyang Wang
See On-line Journal of 17th International Conference on Crystal Growth and Epitaxy - ICCGE-17

Submitted: 2013-04-30 13:45
Revised:   2013-04-30 13:51