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The Nd:YVO4 crystal is characterized with large stimulated emission cross-sections at both 1064nm and 1342nm, and higher stimulated emission cross-section of an a-axis cut Nd:YVO4 crystal at 1064nm, about 4 times higher than that of the Nd:YAG crystal.

Nd:YVO4 is one of the most efficient laser host crystal for diode laser-pumped solid-state lasers by means of the following exceptional properties:

Low lasing threshold and high slope efficiency

Large stimulated emission cross-section at lasing wavelength

High absorption over a wide pumping wavelength bandwidth

Optically uniaxial and large birefringence emits polarized laser

Low dependency on pumping wavelength and tendency to single mode output


 Physical Properties:

Atomic Density

1.26x1020 atoms/cm3 (Nd 1.0%)


Zircon Tetragonal, space group D4h-I4/amd, a=b=7.1193, c=6.2892



Mohs Hardness

4-5 (Glass-like)

Thermal Expansion Coefficient (300K)

a a=4.43x10-6/K
a c=11.37x10-6/K

Thermal Conductivity Coefficient (300K)

//C: 0.0523W/cm/K
^ C: 0.0510W/cm/ K

Optical Properties:

Lasing wavelength

1064nm, 1342nm

Thermal optical coefficient (300K)

dno/dT=8.5x 10-6/K
dne/dT=2.9x 10-6/K

Sellmeier Equation  (for pure YVO4 crystals)


Stimulated emission cross-section

25x 10-19cm2 @1064nm

Fluorescent lifetime

90m s

Absorption coefficient

31.4cm-1 @810nm

Intrinsic loss

0.02cm-1 @1064nm

Gain bandwidth

0.96nm @1064nm

Polarized laser emission

p polarization; parallel to optic axis(c-axis)

Diode pumped optical to optical efficiency



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