Cr4+: GSGG saturable absorber Q-switch for the ruby laser

W. Chen, K. Spariosu, R. Stultz, Yen-Kuang Kuo, M. Birnbaum, A. V. Shestakov

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Abstract

Cr4+: GSGG has been utilized for the first time to provide a saturable absorber Q-switch for the ruby laser. Single output pulse operation (100 mJ and 27 ns duration) with efficiencies relative to the free-running ruby laser operation of 25-30% was routinely obtained.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)71-74
Number of pages4
JournalOptics Communications
Volume104
Issue number1-3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1993 Dec 15

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Chen, W., Spariosu, K., Stultz, R., Kuo, Y-K., Birnbaum, M., & Shestakov, A. V. (1993). Cr4+: GSGG saturable absorber Q-switch for the ruby laser. Optics Communications, 104(1-3), 71-74. https://doi.org/10.1016/0030-4018(93)90108-H
Chen, W. ; Spariosu, K. ; Stultz, R. ; Kuo, Yen-Kuang ; Birnbaum, M. ; Shestakov, A. V. / Cr4+ : GSGG saturable absorber Q-switch for the ruby laser. In: Optics Communications. 1993 ; Vol. 104, No. 1-3. pp. 71-74.
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In: Optics Communications, Vol. 104, No. 1-3, 15.12.1993, p. 71-74.

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Chen W, Spariosu K, Stultz R, Kuo Y-K, Birnbaum M, Shestakov AV. Cr4+: GSGG saturable absorber Q-switch for the ruby laser. Optics Communications. 1993 Dec 15;104(1-3):71-74. https://doi.org/10.1016/0030-4018(93)90108-H