Cr[sup 4+]:Gd[sub 3]Sc[sub 2]Ga[sub 3]O[sub 12] passive Q-switch for the Cr[sup 3+]

Yen-Kuang Kuo; Yang Yang; Birnbaum, Milton
May 1994
Applied Physics Letters;5/2/1994, Vol. 64 Issue 18, p2329
Academic Journal
Examines the use of Cr[sup 4+]:Gd[sub 3]Sc[sub 2]Ga[sub 3]O[sub 12] broad-band saturable absorbers as passive Q-switch for Cr[sup 3+]:LiCaAlF[sub 6] solid-state laser. Absorption spectrum of the saturable absorber; Components of the laser resonator; Process for improving the energy storage efficiency of saturable absorbers.


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