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Cr4+ doped crystals for laser applications
Author(s): Yehoshua Shimony
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Paper Abstract

The success in lasing of Cr4+:forsterite in the near IR had motivated a search for new crystalline hosts for Cr4+. Silicates and garnets containing distorted tetrahedral crystalline sites are suitable for accommodating tetravalent chromium ions. In the present paper we compare the structural and spectral characteristics of Cr4+ doped YAG, Mg2SiO4, Ca2Ga2SiO7, Ca2Al2SiO7 and Y2SiO3 crystals, as well as their growth conditions. The applications of these materials as tunable solid state lasers and passive Q-switches for pulsed Nd lasers are discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 August 1993
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 1972, 8th Meeting on Optical Engineering in Israel: Optoelectronics and Applications in Industry and Medicine, (13 August 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.151087
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Yehoshua Shimony, Nuclear Research Ctr. Negev (Israel)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1972:
8th Meeting on Optical Engineering in Israel: Optoelectronics and Applications in Industry and Medicine

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