25 March 1996 Cr4+-doped garnets: their properties as laser materials and nonlinear absorbers
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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.
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Yehoshua Y. Kalisky, Yehoshua Y. Kalisky, Andrei Ben-Amar Baranga, Andrei Ben-Amar Baranga, Yehoshua Shimony, Yehoshua Shimony, Zeev Burshtein, Zeev Burshtein, S. A. Pollack, S. A. Pollack, Milan R. Kokta, Milan R. Kokta, } "Cr4+-doped garnets: their properties as laser materials and nonlinear absorbers", Proc. SPIE 2698, Solid State Lasers V, (25 March 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.236150; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.236150


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