Applied Physics B

, Volume 77, Issue 6–7, pp 595–599

Mode-locking of neodymium lasers by glasses doped with PbS nanocrystals

  • A. Dementjev
  • V. Gulbinas
  • L. Valkunas
  • I. Motchalov
  • H. Raaben
  • A. Michailovas
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Abstract

Nonlinear optical absorption properties of silicate glasses doped by the PbS nanocrystals were investigated by means of the picosecond pump-probe absorption spectroscopy and absorption bleaching technique. The glass samples were used as saturable absorbers for passive mode-locking of Nd : YAG and Nd : glass lasers. Application of the PbS doped glass together with the active mode-locking and laser cavity quality control enabled the stable of generation of 28 ps and 5 ps duration pulses in Nd : YAG and Nd : glass lasers respectively.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Dementjev
    • 1
  • V. Gulbinas
    • 1
  • L. Valkunas
    • 1
  • I. Motchalov
    • 2
  • H. Raaben
    • 2
  • A. Michailovas
    • 3
  1. 1.Institute of PhysicsVilniusLithuania
  2. 2.Center TOMSt. PetersburgRussia
  3. 3.EKSPLA Ltd.VilniusLithuania

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