Tunable passive Q-switching of the Cr: LiCaAlF6 laser with a broad-band Cr4+:Y2SiO5 solid-state saturable absorber

Yen-Kuang Kuo, Man-Fang Huang, Milton Birnbaum

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Saturable passive absorber Q-switches offer numerous advantages in cost, simplicity and reliability. In the past few years, Cr4+-doped Y3Al5O12 (YAG) and Mg2SiO4 (forsterite) have been investigated and shown to be good passive Q-switches for the Nd:YAG and several other solid-state lasers. Quite recently, Cr4+:Y2SiO5 (Cr4+:YSO) had also been demonstrated to be a broad-band saturable absorber for the tunable Cr3+:LiCaAlF6 (Cr:LiSAF) laser. In this paper, the tunable passive Q-switching of the Cr3+:LiCaAlF6 (Cr:LiCAF) laser with a broadband-band Cr4+:Y2SiO5 solid-state saturable absorber is reported.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEE LEOS Annual Meeting - Proceedings
PublisherIEEE
Pages431-432
Number of pages2
Volume2
Publication statusPublished - 1994 Dec 1
EventProceedings of the 1994 IEEE LEOS Annual Meeting. Part 1 (of 2) - Boston, MA, USA
Duration: 1994 Oct 311994 Nov 3

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OtherProceedings of the 1994 IEEE LEOS Annual Meeting. Part 1 (of 2)
CityBoston, MA, USA
Period94-10-3194-11-03

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Kuo, Y-K., Huang, M-F., & Birnbaum, M. (1994). Tunable passive Q-switching of the Cr: LiCaAlF6 laser with a broad-band Cr4+:Y2SiO5 solid-state saturable absorber. In IEEE LEOS Annual Meeting - Proceedings (Vol. 2, pp. 431-432). IEEE.
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Tunable passive Q-switching of the Cr : LiCaAlF6 laser with a broad-band Cr4+:Y2SiO5 solid-state saturable absorber. / Kuo, Yen-Kuang; Huang, Man-Fang; Birnbaum, Milton.

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Kuo Y-K, Huang M-F, Birnbaum M. Tunable passive Q-switching of the Cr: LiCaAlF6 laser with a broad-band Cr4+:Y2SiO5 solid-state saturable absorber. In IEEE LEOS Annual Meeting - Proceedings. Vol. 2. IEEE. 1994. p. 431-432