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Cr4+-doped garnets: their properties as laser materials and nonlinear absorbers
Author(s): Yehoshua Y. Kalisky; Andrei Ben-Amar Baranga; Yehoshua Shimony; Zeev Burshtein; S. A. Pollack; Milan R. Kokta
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Paper Abstract

A comparative research into the use of Cr4+-doped YAG, YSGG, and LuAG (Lu3Al5O12) as saturable absorbers for the 1.06 micrometer emission of Nd:YAG laser has been conducted. Q-switched pulses with temporal duration ranging from 52 to 23 nsec (FWHM) were observed for the different garnets under investigation. Cross-sections for ground state and excited state absorption were evaluated by fitting our saturation data to Frantz-Nodvik equation. A brief discussion on the use of Cr4+ as a tunable mid-IR laser also is presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 March 1996
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 2698, Solid State Lasers V, (25 March 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.236150
Show Author Affiliations
Yehoshua Y. Kalisky, Nuclear Research Ctr./Negev (Israel)
Andrei Ben-Amar Baranga, Nuclear Research Ctr./Negev (Israel)
Yehoshua Shimony, Nuclear Research Ctr./Negev (Israel)
Zeev Burshtein, Nuclear Research Ctr./Negev (Israel)
S. A. Pollack, Optitron, Inc. (United States)
Milan R. Kokta, Union Carbide Corp. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2698:
Solid State Lasers V
Richard Scheps, Editor(s)

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