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Bleaching and Q-switching of U2+:CaF2 AT 1535 nm
Author(s): Yasi Jiang; Ruikun Wu; Daniel L. Rhonehouse; Michael J. Myers; John D. Myers; Scott J. Hamlin
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Paper Abstract

Divalent uranium doped CaF2 Q-switch has been tested as a saturable absorbing Q-switch. Laser output at 1535 nm with 10 mJ of energy and a 60 ns pulse width was demonstrated at 8.5 Hz by using U2+:CaF2 as a saturable absorbing Q-switch. The laser media is QE7S and experimental Er:glass, designated QX/ER.

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Date Published: 10 April 1995
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 2379, Solid State Lasers and Nonlinear Crystals, (10 April 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.206484
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Yasi Jiang, Shanghai Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics (China)
Ruikun Wu, Kigre Inc. (United States)
Daniel L. Rhonehouse, Kigre Inc. (United States)
Michael J. Myers, Kigre Inc. (United States)
John D. Myers, Kigre Inc. (United States)
Scott J. Hamlin, Kigre Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2379:
Solid State Lasers and Nonlinear Crystals
Gregory J. Quarles; Leon Esterowitz; Lap Kin Cheng, Editor(s)

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