Broadband, intensity dependent absorption in tetravalent chromium-doped crystals

Munin, Egberto; Villaverde, A. Balbin; Zhang, X.X.; Bass, Michael
September 1993
Applied Physics Letters;9/27/1993, Vol. 63 Issue 13, p1739
Academic Journal
Investigates the Cr[sup 4+]-doped Y[sub 2]SiO[sub 5] and Ca[sub 2]Al[sub 2]SiO[sub 7] crystals as broadband, solid state saturable absorbers. Saturation properties in the near infrared; Generation of tunable light with pulse duration of a few tens of nanoseconds; Applications of solid state lasers systems.


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