New tunable solid-state lasers Cr^3+:LiCaAIF6 and Cr^3+:LiSrAIF6

During the past 10 to 15 years, there has been a resurgence of research and development on tunable solid-state laser materials because of their potential advantages over dye lasers, which have dominated the tunable laser market for many years. These advantages include Jong operating life, a longer energy storage lifetime, reliable and efficient flash lamp pumping, Q-switching, flexible harmonic generation capability, and improved beam quality at high average power levels.

Become a member of OSA or log in to view the full text of this article.

OSA Members get the full text of Optics & Photonics News, plus a variety of other member benefits.

Add a Comment

comments powered by Disqus