Gadolinium Vanadate (Nd:GdVO4) is a promising material for diode
pumped laser. Similar to Nd:YVO4 crystal, Nd:GdVO4 crystal
also exhibits high gain, low threshold, and high absorption coefficients at
pumping wavelengths, which result from the excellent fit of the neodymium dopant
in the crystal lattice. Nd:GdVO4 has the additional advantage over
Nd:YVO4 of a much higher thermal conductivity.