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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 21 — Oct. 8, 2012
  • pp: 23690–23699

Laser action in Nd3+-doped lanthanum oxysulfide powders

Iñaki Iparraguirre, Jon Azkargorta, Odile Merdrignac-Conanec, Mohamad Al-Saleh, Christophe Chlique, Xianghua Zhang, Rolindes Balda, and Joaquín Fernández  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 21, pp. 23690-23699 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.20.023690


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Abstract

We have investigated the stimulated emission properties of Nd3+ doped La2O2S powders at room temperature as a function of pumping energy density, excitation wavelength, and Nd3+ ion concentration. The absolute stimulated emission energy has been measured. Expressions for the slope efficiencies and lasing thresholds as a function of rare earth concentration and pumping wavelengths, which qualitatively agree with experimental observations, are discussed.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3530) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, neodymium
(160.5690) Materials : Rare-earth-doped materials

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: July 25, 2012
Revised Manuscript: September 13, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: September 13, 2012
Published: October 1, 2012

Citation
Iñaki Iparraguirre, Jon Azkargorta, Odile Merdrignac-Conanec, Mohamad Al-Saleh, Christophe Chlique, Xianghua Zhang, Rolindes Balda, and Joaquín Fernández, "Laser action in Nd3+-doped lanthanum oxysulfide powders," Opt. Express 20, 23690-23699 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-20-21-23690


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