High-energy short-pulse diode-pumped Nd:YVO4 laser and its applications for material sciences and biomedical imaging Conference Paper uri icon


  • The applications of picosecond high-power diode-pumped solid state lasers in the field of biomedical imaging and material science were analyzed. The analyzed system is capable of efficient pumping of high-energy parametric oscillators and parametric amplifiers to produce broadly tunable high-energy sub-picosecond infrared pulses. Tight focusing of high-energy per pulse helps to achieve energy density in excess of 10 J/cm2, resulting in efficient ablation of all materials absorbing at the wavelength of 1064 nm. It is also applicable in advanced biological imaging based on Coherent Anti-Strokes Raman Spectroscopy, that requires two-time overlapping picosecond pulses of two different frequencies.

published proceedings

  • OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series

author list (cited authors)

  • Petrov, G. I., Yakovlev, V. V., & Minkovski, N. I.

complete list of authors

  • Petrov, GI||Yakovlev, VV||Minkovski, NI

publication date

  • January 2003