Accession Number : ADA199192


Title :   Gadolinium Scandium Gallium Garnet (GSGG) as a Solid-State Laser Host


Descriptive Note : Final technical rept. Mar-May 1987


Corporate Author : ARMY MISSILE COMMAND REDSTONE ARSENAL AL ADVANCED SENSORS DIRECTORATE


Personal Author(s) : Pratt, H L


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a199192.pdf


Report Date : Jul 1987


Pagination or Media Count : 29


Abstract : This report addresses the solid-state laser host material GSGG (gadolinium Sacandium Gallium Garnet) and its application in two separate types of lasers. First, GSGG is treated as the host material for chromium-doped lasers which are tunable in the near-infrared spectral region. Second, neodymium-doped GSGG, with and without chromium as a sensitizing codopant, is considered as a potential direct replacement for ND:YAG for improved performance. Closely related garnet materials similar to GSGG are also briefly considered.


Descriptors :   *GADOLINIUM COMPOUNDS , *SCANDIUM COMPOUNDS , *GALLIUM COMPOUNDS , *GARNET , *LASER PUMPING , *SOLID STATE LASERS , NEAR INFRARED RADIATION , NEODYMIUM LASERS , NEODYMIUM , ABSORPTION SPECTRA , CHROMIUM , DOPING , COMPARISON , TUNABLE LASERS , YAG LASERS


Subject Categories : Lasers and Masers


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE