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PbS-doped phosphate glasses saturable absorbers for 1.3µm neodymium lasers
Author(s): Andrey A. Lipovskii; V. G. Savitski; Alexander M. Malyarevich; Konstantin V. Yumashev; Bruce D. Sinclair
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Paper Abstract

Saturable absorber Q switching of the cw diode-pumped Nd3+:KGd(WO4)2 and Nd3+:YVO4 lasers at 1.3 μm with PbS Quantum Dots (QDs) doped phosphate glass is demonstrated and compared. Q-switched pulses of minimum 110 ns in duration and maximum average output power of 14 mW were obtained. The bleaching decay time of the PbS-doped samples was measured and found to decrease with QDs size decreasing due to enhancement of the quantum confinement effect for smaller QDs.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 November 2003
PDF: 2 pages
Proc. SPIE 4829, 19th Congress of the International Commission for Optics: Optics for the Quality of Life, (19 November 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.525518
Show Author Affiliations
Andrey A. Lipovskii, St. Petersburg State Technical Univ. (Russia)
V. G. Savitski, Moscow State Univ. (Belarus)
Alexander M. Malyarevich, Moscow State Univ. (Belarus)
Konstantin V. Yumashev, Moscow State Univ. (Belarus)
Bruce D. Sinclair, Univ. of St. Andrews (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4829:
19th Congress of the International Commission for Optics: Optics for the Quality of Life
Giancarlo C. Righini; Anna Consortini, Editor(s)

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