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
Number of pages2
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


OtherProceedings of the 1994 IEEE LEOS Annual Meeting. Part 1 (of 2)
CityBoston, MA, USA

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)

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