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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 4 — Feb. 14, 2011
  • pp: 2965–2971

Lasing action and optical amplification in Nd3+ doped electrooptic lanthanum lead zirconate titanate ceramics

Hua Zhao, Xiudong Sun, Jingwen W. Zhang, Yingyin K. Zou, Kewen K. Li, Yanyun Wang, Hua Jiang, Pi-Ling Huang, and Xuesheng Chen  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 4, pp. 2965-2971 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.19.002965


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Abstract

Both single-pass gain and lasing action at 1064.4 nm were observed in ceramic gain media of neodymium doped lanthanum-modified lead zirconate titanate, which exhibits good electrooptic (EO) effect from visible through mid-wave IR band (400 nm to 5.5 µm). These works have removed roadblocks off the way leading to development of long envisioned multifunctional optical devices. The impact of the Nd3+ doping concentration on the EO effect in the Nd3+:PLZT ceramics was studied. The finding of the slowly trailing-off was satisfactorily explained with the rich vacancy-based carrier traps, which are responsible for the long persistent optoenergy storage.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3540) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, Q-switched
(140.4480) Lasers and laser optics : Optical amplifiers
(160.2100) Materials : Electro-optical materials

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: December 14, 2010
Revised Manuscript: January 18, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: January 19, 2011
Published: February 1, 2011

Citation
Hua Zhao, Xiudong Sun, Jingwen W. Zhang, Yingyin K. Zou, Kewen K. Li, Yanyun Wang, Hua Jiang, Pi-Ling Huang, and Xuesheng Chen, "Lasing action and optical amplification in Nd3+ doped electrooptic lanthanum lead zirconate titanate ceramics," Opt. Express 19, 2965-2971 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-19-4-2965


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