solid state lasers

https://doi.org/10.1351/goldbook.S05736
CW or pulsed lasers in which the @A00106@ is a solid matrix (crystal or glass) doped with an ion (e.g. Nd3+ , Cr3+ , Er3+). The emitted @W06659@ 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 \(1000\ \mathrm{nm}\) for Ti3+ doped sapphire). Pulsed lasers may be free-running, Q-switched, or @M03958@-locked. Some CW lasers may be @M03958@-locked.
Source:
PAC, 1996, 68, 2223. (Glossary of terms used in photochemistry (IUPAC Recommendations 1996)) on page 2274 [Terms] [Paper]