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Broadband Cr:YSO solid state saturable absorber for ruby, alexandrite, and Cr:LiCAF lasers: numerical study on passive Q-switching performance
Author(s): Yen-Kuang Kuo; JihYuan Chang; HorngMin Chen
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Paper Abstract

The Cr:YSO solid-state crystal has broad absorption bands in visible and near infrared spectral region. Although Cr:YSO was originally developed for laser applications, our experiments and numerical simulations show that it can act as an effective saturable absorber Q switch for the ruby laser at 694.3 nm, for the tunable alexandrite laser from 700 to 818 nm, and for the tunable Cr:LiCAF laser from 725 to 840 nm. Since the Cr:YSO is a robust solid-state crystal, the durable Cr:YSO Q-switched solid-state laser systems may find various practical applications. In this paper, theory of passive Q-switching with solid-state saturable absorber is briefly reviewed. Details of the numerical situation for the passively Q-switched solid-state laser systems are presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 July 2000
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 4078, Optoelectronic Materials and Devices II, (11 July 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.392192
Show Author Affiliations
Yen-Kuang Kuo, National Changhua Univ. of Education (Taiwan)
JihYuan Chang, National Changhua Univ. of Education (Taiwan)
HorngMin Chen, National Changhua Univ. of Education (Taiwan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4078:
Optoelectronic Materials and Devices II
Yan-Kuin Su; Pallab Bhattacharya, Editor(s)

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