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Journal of the Optical Society of America B


  • Editor: Henry M. Van Driel
  • Vol. 24, Iss. 10 — Oct. 1, 2007
  • pp: A19–A25

Laser gain media based on nanocomposite materials

Ksenia Dolgaleva and Robert W. Boyd  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 24, Issue 10, pp. A19-A25 (2007)

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A new way of controlling the laser properties of optical materials by designing composite materials that exploit local-field effects is proposed. It is shown that the basic laser properties, such as the radiative lifetime of the upper laser level, small-signal gain coefficient, and saturation intensity can be controlled independently by means of local-field effects. These ideas could be used to design laser systems with significantly improved properties.

© 2007 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(160.3380) Materials : Laser materials
(160.4670) Materials : Optical materials
(160.4760) Materials : Optical properties

Original Manuscript: February 6, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: February 23, 2007
Published: July 19, 2007

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Ksenia Dolgaleva and Robert W. Boyd, "Laser gain media based on nanocomposite materials," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 24, A19-A25 (2007)

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