We report on the first observation of lasing in bulk Nd<sup>3+</sup>-doped (0.8)TeO<sup>2</sup>-(0.2)WO<sup>3</sup>glass at 1065 nm. Gain-switched operation was obtained with a slope efficiency of 12% at a pulse repetition rate of 1 kHz.
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(140.0140) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers and laser optics
(140.3530) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, neodymium
(160.0160) Materials : Materials
(160.2750) Materials : Glass and other amorphous materials
H. Kalaycioglu, H. Cankaya, G. Ozen, L. Ovecoglu, and A. Sennaroglu, "Laser Action in Bulk Nd<sup>3+</sup>-Doped Telluride Glass," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2008), paper CFW4.
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