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Journal of the Optical Society of America B


  • Vol. 15, Iss. 6 — Jun. 1, 1998
  • pp: 1707–1713

Nonlinear spectroscopy and passive Q-switching operation of Cr4+-doped SrGd4(SiO4)3O and CaGd4(SiO4)3O crystals

K. V. Yumashev, N. N. Posnov, I. A. Denisov, V. P. Mikhailov, and R. Moncorge  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 15, Issue 6, pp. 1707-1713 (1998)

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The polarized differential absorption spectra of the Cr<sup>4+</sup> ion in Cr<sup>4+</sup>:SrGd<sub>4</sub>(SiO<sub>4</sub>)<sub>3</sub>O and Cr<sup>4+</sup>:CaGd<sub>4</sub>(SiO<sub>4</sub>)<sub>3</sub>O crystals were studied under picosecond excitation. Polarized excited-state absorption (ESA) spectra were derived from the differential absorption spectra by use of the ground-state absorption (GSA) and ESA cross sections obtained from intensity-dependent transmission measurements. ESA was assigned to the <sup>3</sup>T<sub>2</sub>→ <sup>3</sup>T<sub>1</sub>(<sup>3</sup>F) and <sup>3</sup>T<sub>2</sub>→<sup>3</sup>T<sub>1</sub>(<sup>3</sup>P) transitions of the Cr<sup>4+</sup> ion. Passive Q switching of a Nd<sup>3+</sup>:YAlO<sub>3</sub> (1.08-μm) and a ruby (694-nm) laser with the Cr<sup>4+</sup>:SrGd<sub>4</sub>(SiO<sub>4</sub>)<sub>3</sub>O and the Cr<sup>4+</sup>:CaGd<sub>4</sub>(SiO<sub>4</sub>)<sub>3</sub>O crystals as saturable absorbers was demonstrated. The pulse duration (energy) of the Q-switched Nd<sup>3+</sup>:YAlO<sub>3</sub> and the ruby laser were found to be 55 ns (2.4 mJ) and 90 ns (20 mJ), respectively.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3380) Lasers and laser optics : Laser materials
(140.3540) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, Q-switched
(300.6420) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, nonlinear

K. V. Yumashev, N. N. Posnov, I. A. Denisov, V. P. Mikhailov, and R. Moncorge, "Nonlinear spectroscopy and passive Q-switching operation of Cr4+-doped SrGd4(SiO4)3O and CaGd4(SiO4)3O crystals," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 15, 1707-1713 (1998)

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