Laser Performance Of Cr4+-Y2Sio5

J J. Degroote
B H. T. Chai
Y Shimony
X X. Zhang


Laser action in Cr4+ doped yttrium-orthosilicate Cr4+:Y2SiO5 cooled to 77 K was demonstrated for the first time with 1064 and 532 nm pumping from a pulsed Nd:YAG laser and broad band (@ 840 nm) pumping from a Q-switched Cr:LiSAF laser.