CW or pulsed lasers in which the active medium
is a solid matrix (crystal or glass) doped with an ion (e.g.
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
doped sapphire). Pulsed lasers may be free-running,
Q-switched, or mode
-locked. Some CW
lasers may be mode
PAC, 1996, 68, 2223
(Glossary of terms used in photochemistry (IUPAC Recommendations 1996))
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