Broadband Cr

YSO solid-state saturable absorber for ruby, alexandrite, and Cr:LiCAF lasers: Numerical study on passive Q-switching performance

Yen-Kuang Kuo, Jih-Yuan Chang, Horng Min Chen

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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 simulation for the passively Q-switched solid-state laser systems are presented.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)587-594
Number of pages8
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume4078
Publication statusPublished - 2000 Jan 1

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  • Condensed Matter Physics

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