Quantitative studies of Cr4+:YAG as a saturable absorber for Nd:YAG laser

Yehoshua Shimony, Yehoshua Kalisky, Bruce H.T. Chai

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The performance of a Q-switched Nd:YAG laser using Cr4+:YAG as a passive Q-switched is reported. The Q-switched pulse contains two orders of magnitude more energy than the free running spike. An increase in the energy extraction efficiency of the Q-switched pulse with the appearance of multiple spikes, as well as shortening of the Q-switched pulsewidth were observed and analyzed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)547-551
Number of pages5
JournalOptical Materials
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1995
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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