We experimentally prove that a Cr:YAG crystal exhibits saturable absorption in 639, 607, and 521 nm. We demonstrate passively Q-switched Pr:YLF lasers at these visible wavelengths using a Cr:YAG crystal for the first time.
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F. Kannari, R. Abe, and J. Kojou, "Saturable Absorption of Cr:YAG Crystal in Visible Region for Passively Q-switched Pr:YLF Laser," in Advanced Photonics Congress, OSA Technical Digest (online) (Optical Society of America, 2012), paper JTu5A.21.
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