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Applied Optics

APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Editor: James C. Wyant
  • Vol. 45, Iss. 3 — Jan. 20, 2006
  • pp: 536–539

Holmium lasers passively Q-switched with PbS quantum-dot-doped glasses

Maxim S. Gaponenko, Alexander M. Malyarevich, Konstantin V. Yumashev, Helga Raaben, Alexander A. Zhilin, and Andrey A. Lipovskii  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 45, Issue 3, pp. 536-539 (2006)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.45.000536


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Abstract

PbS quantum-dot-doped glasses are demonstrated as saturable absorber Q-switches for 2 μ m holmium lasers. Q-switched pulses from Ho 3 + : Y 3 Sc 2 Al 3 O 12 and Ho 3 + : Y 3 Al 5 O 12 lasers of 50 and 70     ns in duration, respectively, have been obtained demonstrating up to 13 % of energy conversion efficiency from free-running to Q-switched output.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3540) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, Q-switched
(140.5680) Lasers and laser optics : Rare earth and transition metal solid-state lasers
(160.2750) Materials : Glass and other amorphous materials
(160.4330) Materials : Nonlinear optical materials

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Materials

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Maxim S. Gaponenko, Alexander M. Malyarevich, Konstantin V. Yumashev, Helga Raaben, Alexander A. Zhilin, and Andrey A. Lipovskii, "Holmium lasers passively Q-switched with PbS quantum-dot-doped glasses," Appl. Opt. 45, 536-539 (2006)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-45-3-536

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