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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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
Issue number1-3
Publication statusPublished - 1993 Dec 15

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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