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Bragg Gratings, Photosensitivity, and Poling in Glass Waveguides
Colorado Springs, Colorado United States
June 17-20, 2012
ISBN: 978-1-55752-946-6
Joint Poster Session II (JTu5A)

Saturable Absorption of Cr:YAG Crystal in Visible Region for Passively Q-switched Pr:YLF Laser

Fumihiko Kannari, Ryo Abe, and Junichiro Kojou  »View Author Affiliations


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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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OCIS Codes
(140.3540) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, Q-switched
(140.7300) Lasers and laser optics : Visible lasers
(160.4330) Materials : Nonlinear optical materials

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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