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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 37, Iss. 5 — Mar. 1, 2012
  • pp: 939–941

Nanoparticle dispersion laser

Yitshak Tzuk, Chana Goren, Dekel Raanan, and Galit Strum  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 37, Issue 5, pp. 939-941 (2012)

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Lasing action from a dispersion of nanoparticles is reported for the first time to our knowledge. The nanoparticles are Nd2O3 modified with dimethyldichlorosilane (DMDCS) in dimethylsulfoxide. The laser was pumped with a pulsed laser at 802 nm and yielded 2.7 mJ with a slope efficiency of 50%. This was compared to a standard Nd-doped phosphate glass that yielded very similar results in the same setup.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3460) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers
(160.4236) Materials : Nanomaterials

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: November 23, 2011
Revised Manuscript: January 15, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: January 15, 2012
Published: February 28, 2012

Yitshak Tzuk, Chana Goren, Dekel Raanan, and Galit Strum, "Nanoparticle dispersion laser," Opt. Lett. 37, 939-941 (2012)

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