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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 12 — Jun. 8, 2009
  • pp: 10001–10009

Broad-spectrum and long-lifetime emissions of Nd3+ ions in lead fluorosilicate glass

Kuaisheng Zou, Haitao Guo, Min Lu, Weinan Li, Chaoqi Hou, Wei Wei, Junfang He, Bo Peng, and Bin Xiangli  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 12, pp. 10001-10009 (2009)

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A novel Nd3+-doped lead fluorosilicate glass (NPS glass) is prepared by a two-step melting process. Based on the absorption spectrum a Judd-Ofelt theory analysis is made. The emission line width of NPS glass is 44.2nm. The fluorescence decay lifetime of the 4F3/2 level is 586±20µsec, and the stimulated emission cross-section is 0.87×10-20cm2 at 1056nm. A laser oscillation is occurred at 1062nm when pumped by 808nm Diode Laser. The slope efficiency is 23.7% with a 415mJ threshold. It is supposed that NPS glass is a good candidate for using in ultra-short pulse generation and amplification by the broad emission bandwidth and long fluorescence lifetime.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3380) Lasers and laser optics : Laser materials
(140.7090) Lasers and laser optics : Ultrafast lasers

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: March 25, 2009
Revised Manuscript: May 1, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: May 20, 2009
Published: May 29, 2009

Kuaisheng Zou, Haitao Guo, Min Lu, Weinan Li, Chaoqi Hou, Wei Wei, Junfang He, Bo Peng, and Bin Xiangli, "Broad-spectrum and long-lifetime emissions of Nd3+ ions in lead fluorosilicate glass," Opt. Express 17, 10001-10009 (2009)

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