Cr4+ doped garnets: Their properties as non-linear absorbers

Y. Kalisky, A. Ben-Amar Baranga, Y. Shimony, Z. Burshtein, S. A. Pollack, M. R. Kokta

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A comparative research into the use of Cr4+-doped YAG, YSGG and LuAG (Lu3Al5O12) as saturable absorbers for the 1.06 μm emission of Nd:YAG laser has been conducted. Q-switched pulses with temporal duration ranging from 23 to 52 ns (FWHM) were observed for the different garnets under investigation. Cross-sections for ground state and excited state absorption were evaluated by fitting our saturation data to Frantz-Nodvik equation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)275-280
Number of pages6
JournalOptical Materials
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1996
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • General Computer Science
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Spectroscopy
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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