Applied Physics B

, Volume 117, Issue 4, pp 1035–1039 | Cite as

Three-photon excitation of quantum dots with a telecom-band ultrafast fiber laser

  • M. J. PetrasiunasEmail author
  • J. B. O. Wood
  • D. Kielpinski
  • E. W. Streed


We demonstrate three-photon excitation in quantum dots with a mode-locked fiber laser operating in the telecommunications band. We compare spectra and intensity dependence of fluorescence from one- and three-photon excitation of commercially available 640-nm quantum dots, using a 372-nm diode laser for one-photon excitation and 116-fs pulses from a mode-locked fiber laser with a center wavelength of 1,575 nm for three-photon excitation.


Fiber Laser Excitation Intensity Energy Level Structure Bleaching Rate Linear Excitation 
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D.K. was supported by an Australian Research Council Future Fellowship (FT110100513). We would like to acknowledge Prof. Jay L. Nadeau of McGill University for sparking our interest in the area.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. J. Petrasiunas
    • 1
    Email author
  • J. B. O. Wood
    • 1
  • D. Kielpinski
    • 1
  • E. W. Streed
    • 1
  1. 1.Centre for Quantum DynamicsGriffith UniversityBrisbaneAustralia

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