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Lasers of near IR-range based on chromium-doped scandium garnet crystals
Author(s): Vitali I. Konov; Alexander M. Prokhorov; Ivan Alexandrov Shcherbakov; Alexander S. Silenok; Iosif N. Sisakian; O. G. Tsarkova; Vladimir B. Tsvetkov
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Paper Abstract

It is known, that the application of chromium ions for the effective sensitized luminescence of rare-earth ions in crystals with garnet structure has allowed to solve a number of problems in physics and technology of solid-state lasers. So, for example, the efficiency of pulsed neodymium lasers has been increased 2-3 times . and effective lasing on both erbium2 (=2.79 pin) and golmium (A,=2.088 pin) transitions with low probability was obtained. The possibility of sensitization has a principle character for erbium and golmium ions due to rather low pump efficiency into its absorption bands. It should be mentioned that the interest to 2-pam and 3-pin lasers especially increased whn5 the possibility of their medical application was demonstrated

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 September 1990
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 1353, First International Conference on Lasers and Medicine, (1 September 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.23764
Show Author Affiliations
Vitali I. Konov, General Physics Institute (Russia)
Alexander M. Prokhorov, General Physics Institute (Russia)
Ivan Alexandrov Shcherbakov, General Physics Institute (Russia)
Alexander S. Silenok, General Physics Institute (Russia)
Iosif N. Sisakian, USSR Academy of Sciences (Russia)
O. G. Tsarkova, General Physics Institute (Russia)
Vladimir B. Tsvetkov, General Physics Institute (Russia)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1353:
First International Conference on Lasers and Medicine

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