Cr4+:Gd3Sc2Ga3O12 passive Q-switch for the Cr3+:LiCaAlF6 laser

Yen Kuang Kuo, Yang Yang, Milton Birnbaum

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A Cr4+:Gd3Sc2Ga3O12 (Cr4+:GSGG) broad-band saturable absorber has been demonstrated to be an excellent passive Q-switch for the flashlamp-pumped tunable Cr 3+:LiCaAlF6 (Cr:LiCAF) laser at room temperature. A single Q-switched laser output pulse of 11 mJ in energy and 37 ns in duration at 778 nm was obtained in a nonoptimized laser.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2329-2331
Number of pages3
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Issue number18
Publication statusPublished - 1994 Dec 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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