Z-scan measurement of the ground and excited state absorption cross sections of Cr4+ in yttrium aluminum garnet
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IEEE J. Quantum Electron.
nonlinear optics; optical materials; optical saturation; Q-SWITCHED LASERS; SATURABLE-ABSORBER; OPTIMIZATION; MODEL; Engineering, Electrical & Electronic; Optics; Physics, Applied
Z-scan measurements of the ground and excited state absorption cross sections of Cr4+-doped yttrium aluminum garnet are reported. These quantities are found to depend on crystal preparation but are independent of temperature from -60 degrees C to 98 degrees C. Their ratio is shown to weakly determine the energy output of a passively Q-switched Nd:glass laser using this material as the saturable absorber.
Ieee Journal of Quantum Electronics
"Z-scan measurement of the ground and excited state absorption cross sections of Cr4+ in yttrium aluminum garnet" (1999). Faculty Bibliography 1990s. 2905.