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Advanced Solid-State Photonics
Istanbul Turkey
February 13-16, 2011
ISBN: 978-1-55752-904-6
ASSP Poster Session II (AWA)

PbS-Quantum-Dot Saturable Absorber Q-switched Tm:KYW Mini-Laser with 9 ns / 40 μJ Pulses

Maxim Gaponenko, Victor Kisel, Alexander Malyarevich, Konstantin Yumashev, Nikolai Kuleshov, and Alexei Onushchenko  »View Author Affiliations


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A compact Tm:KYW diode-pumped laser with cavity length of 8 mm passively Q-switched with PbS-quantum-dot saturable absorber is demonstrated. The laser produces pulses with duration of 9 ns and energy of 40 μJ.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3540) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, Q-switched
(140.3580) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, solid-state
(160.4330) Materials : Nonlinear optical materials

M. Gaponenko, V. Kisel, A. Malyarevich, K. Yumashev, N. Kuleshov, and A. Onushchenko, "PbS-Quantum-Dot Saturable Absorber Q-switched Tm:KYW Mini-Laser with 9 ns / 40 μJ Pulses," in Advances in Optical Materials, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2011), paper AWA22.

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