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  • Vol. 22, Iss. 6 — Mar. 15, 1997
  • pp: 387–389

Performances of Cr:LiSrAlF6 and Cr:LiSrGaF6 for continuous-wave diode-pumped Q-switched operation

Franois Balembois, Frédéric Druon, Franck Falcoz, Patrick Georges, and Alain Brun  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 22, Issue 6, pp. 387-389 (1997)

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We have developed a Cr:LiSrGaF6 laser that produces, in Q -switched operation, four times as much energy (12 µJ at 10 kHz) as a Cr:LiSrAlF6 laser under the same conditions of pumping (four red diodes emitting 400 mW). By using a theoretical model for small-signal gain calculations, we show that these better performances are mainly attributable to the fact that thermal quenching of fluorescence is lower in Cr:LiSrGaF6 than in Cr:LiSrAlF6.

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Franois Balembois, Frédéric Druon, Franck Falcoz, Patrick Georges, and Alain Brun, "Performances of Cr:LiSrAlF6 and Cr:LiSrGaF6 for continuous-wave diode-pumped Q-switched operation," Opt. Lett. 22, 387-389 (1997)

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