Cr4+: GSGG and Dy2+:CaF2 passive Q-switches for the ruby laser

Y. K. Kuo, W. Chen, R. D. Stultz, M. Birnbaum

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Reported in the paper are two solid state saturable absorbers for the ruby laser, i.e., Cr4+:GSGG, and Dy2+:CaF2. An electro-optic Q-switched ruby laser was used for the bleaching measurements of these two saturable absorbers. For both the saturable absorber and the Q-switched laser systems, new models were applied. Numerical simulation, using the fourth-order Runge-Kutta method to solve for the solutions of the coupled rate equations, was used to describe the dynamics of Q-switching with satisfactory performance.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationConference Proceedings - Lasers and Electro-Optics Society Annual Meeting
PublisherPubl by IEEE
Number of pages2
ISBN (Print)0780319710
Publication statusPublished - 1994 Jan 1
EventProceedings of the Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics - Anaheim, CA, USA
Duration: 1994 May 81994 May 13


OtherProceedings of the Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics
CityAnaheim, CA, USA

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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