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solid state lasers

CW or pulsed lasers in which the active medium is a solid matrix (crystal or glass) doped with an ion (e.g. Nd3+ , Cr3+ , Er3+ ). The emitted wavelength depends on the active ion, the selected optical transition, and the matrix. Some of these lasers are tunable within a very broad range (e.g. from 700 to 1000 nm for Ti3+ doped sapphire). Pulsed lasers may be free-running, Q-switched, or mode-locked. Some CW lasers may be mode-locked.
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PAC, 1996, 68, 2223 (Glossary of terms used in photochemistry (IUPAC Recommendations 1996)) on page 2274
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IUPAC. Compendium of Chemical Terminology, 2nd ed. (the "Gold Book"). Compiled by A. D. McNaught and A. Wilkinson. Blackwell Scientific Publications, Oxford (1997). XML on-line corrected version: http://goldbook.iupac.org (2006-) created by M. Nic, J. Jirat, B. Kosata; updates compiled by A. Jenkins. ISBN 0-9678550-9-8. doi:10.1351/goldbook.
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