Abstract

By using a PbS-doped phosphate glass as an intracavity saturable absorber, we achieved passive Q switching of a 1.54-µm Er:Yb:glass laser. We obtained Q-switched pulses with 110-ns duration and 0.2-mJ energy. The saturation intensity at 1.54 µm was estimated to be ∼60 kW/cm2.

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    [CrossRef]
  16. K. L. Vodopyanov, A. V. Lukashev, C. C. Philips, “Nano- and picosecond 3 µm Er:YSGG lasers using InAs as passive Q-switchers and mode-lockers,” Opt. Commun. 95, 87–91 (1993).
    [CrossRef]

2000 (1)

K. Wundke, S. Putting, J. Auxier, A. Schulzgen, N. Peyghambarian, N. F. Borrelli, “PbS quantum-dot-doped glasses for ultrashort-pulse generation,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 76, 10–12 (2000).
[CrossRef]

1999 (1)

A. D. Andreev, A. A. Lipovskii, “Anisotropy-induced optical transitions in PbSe and PbS spherical quantum dots,” Phys. Rev. B 59, 15402–15404 (1999).
[CrossRef]

1997 (3)

P. T. Guerreiro, S. Ten, N. F. Borrelli, J. Butty, G. E. Jabbour, N. Peyghambarian, “PbS quantum-dot doped glasses as saturable absorbes for mode-locking of a Cr:forsterite laser,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 71, 1595–1597 (1997).
[CrossRef]

A. A. Lipovskii, E. V. Kolobkova, V. D. Petrikov, “PbSe quantum dot doped phosphate glass,” Electron. Lett. 33, 101–102 (1997).
[CrossRef]

I. Kang, F. W. Wise, “Electronic structure and optical properties of PbS and PbSe quantum dots,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 14, 1632–1646 (1997).
[CrossRef]

1993 (1)

K. L. Vodopyanov, A. V. Lukashev, C. C. Philips, “Nano- and picosecond 3 µm Er:YSGG lasers using InAs as passive Q-switchers and mode-lockers,” Opt. Commun. 95, 87–91 (1993).
[CrossRef]

1991 (1)

B. Denker, G. Maksimova, V. Osiko, S. Sverchkov, Yu. Sverchkov, “Erbium glass laser with passive Q-switching of the resonator by a component containing erbium,” Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 211, 774–776 (1991).
[CrossRef]

1988 (1)

E. Hanamura, “Very large optical nonlinearity of semiconductor microcrystallites,” Phys. Rev. B 37, 1273–1279 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Andreev, A. D.

A. D. Andreev, A. A. Lipovskii, “Anisotropy-induced optical transitions in PbSe and PbS spherical quantum dots,” Phys. Rev. B 59, 15402–15404 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Auxier, J.

K. Wundke, S. Putting, J. Auxier, A. Schulzgen, N. Peyghambarian, N. F. Borrelli, “PbS quantum-dot-doped glasses for ultrashort-pulse generation,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 76, 10–12 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Birnbaum, M.

R. D. Stultz, M. B. Carmargo, M. Birnbaum, “Divalent uranium and cobalt saturable absorber Q-switches at 1.5 µm,” OSA Proceedings in Advanced Solid-State Lasers, B. H. T. Chai, S. A. Payne, eds., Vol. 24 of OSA Proceedings (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1995), pp. 460–464.

M. Birnbaum, M. B. Carmargo, S. Lee, F. Unlu, R. D. Stultz, “Co2+:ZnSe saturable absorber Q-switch for the 1.54 µm Er3+:Yb3+:glass laser,” in Advanced Solid-State Lasers, C. R. Pollock, W. R. Bosenberg, eds., Vol. 10 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics, (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1997), pp. 148–151.

Boiko, R. M.

R. M. Boiko, A. G. Okhrimchuk, A. V. Shestakov, “Glass ceramics Co2+ saturable absorber Q-switch for 1.3–1.6 µm spectral region,” in Advanced Solid-State Lasers, W. R. Bosenberg, M. M. Fejer, eds., Vol. 19 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1998), pp. 185–188.

Borrelli, N. F.

K. Wundke, S. Putting, J. Auxier, A. Schulzgen, N. Peyghambarian, N. F. Borrelli, “PbS quantum-dot-doped glasses for ultrashort-pulse generation,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 76, 10–12 (2000).
[CrossRef]

P. T. Guerreiro, S. Ten, N. F. Borrelli, J. Butty, G. E. Jabbour, N. Peyghambarian, “PbS quantum-dot doped glasses as saturable absorbes for mode-locking of a Cr:forsterite laser,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 71, 1595–1597 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Butty, J.

P. T. Guerreiro, S. Ten, N. F. Borrelli, J. Butty, G. E. Jabbour, N. Peyghambarian, “PbS quantum-dot doped glasses as saturable absorbes for mode-locking of a Cr:forsterite laser,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 71, 1595–1597 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Carmargo, M. B.

M. Birnbaum, M. B. Carmargo, S. Lee, F. Unlu, R. D. Stultz, “Co2+:ZnSe saturable absorber Q-switch for the 1.54 µm Er3+:Yb3+:glass laser,” in Advanced Solid-State Lasers, C. R. Pollock, W. R. Bosenberg, eds., Vol. 10 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics, (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1997), pp. 148–151.

R. D. Stultz, M. B. Carmargo, M. Birnbaum, “Divalent uranium and cobalt saturable absorber Q-switches at 1.5 µm,” OSA Proceedings in Advanced Solid-State Lasers, B. H. T. Chai, S. A. Payne, eds., Vol. 24 of OSA Proceedings (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1995), pp. 460–464.

Denisov, I. A.

V. P. Mikhailov, K. V. Yumashev, I. A. Denisov, P. V. Prokoshin, N. N. Posnov, R. Moncorge, D. Vivien, E. Ferrand, Y. Guyot, “Passive Q-switch perfomance at 1.3 µm (1.5 µm) and nonlinear spectroscopy of Co2+:MgAl2O4 and Co2+:LaMgAl11O19 crystals,” in Advanced Solid-State Lasers, M. M. Fejer, H. Injeyan, U. Keller, eds., Vol. 26 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1999), pp. 317–324.

Denker, B.

B. Denker, G. Maksimova, V. Osiko, S. Sverchkov, Yu. Sverchkov, “Erbium glass laser with passive Q-switching of the resonator by a component containing erbium,” Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 211, 774–776 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Ferrand, B.

Ph. Thony, B. Ferrand, E. Molva, “1.55 µm passive Q-switched microchip laser,” in Advanced Solid-State Lasers, W. R. Bosenberg, M. M. Fejer, eds., Vol. 19 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1998), pp. 150–154.

Ferrand, E.

V. P. Mikhailov, K. V. Yumashev, I. A. Denisov, P. V. Prokoshin, N. N. Posnov, R. Moncorge, D. Vivien, E. Ferrand, Y. Guyot, “Passive Q-switch perfomance at 1.3 µm (1.5 µm) and nonlinear spectroscopy of Co2+:MgAl2O4 and Co2+:LaMgAl11O19 crystals,” in Advanced Solid-State Lasers, M. M. Fejer, H. Injeyan, U. Keller, eds., Vol. 26 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1999), pp. 317–324.

Fluck, R.

R. Fluck, U. Keller, E. Gini, H. Melchior, “Eyesafe pulsed microchip laser,” in Advanced Solid-State Lasers, W. R. Bosenberg, M. M. Fejer, eds., Vol. 19 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics, (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1998), pp. 146–149.

Gini, E.

R. Fluck, U. Keller, E. Gini, H. Melchior, “Eyesafe pulsed microchip laser,” in Advanced Solid-State Lasers, W. R. Bosenberg, M. M. Fejer, eds., Vol. 19 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics, (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1998), pp. 146–149.

Guerreiro, P. T.

P. T. Guerreiro, S. Ten, N. F. Borrelli, J. Butty, G. E. Jabbour, N. Peyghambarian, “PbS quantum-dot doped glasses as saturable absorbes for mode-locking of a Cr:forsterite laser,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 71, 1595–1597 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Guyot, Y.

V. P. Mikhailov, K. V. Yumashev, I. A. Denisov, P. V. Prokoshin, N. N. Posnov, R. Moncorge, D. Vivien, E. Ferrand, Y. Guyot, “Passive Q-switch perfomance at 1.3 µm (1.5 µm) and nonlinear spectroscopy of Co2+:MgAl2O4 and Co2+:LaMgAl11O19 crystals,” in Advanced Solid-State Lasers, M. M. Fejer, H. Injeyan, U. Keller, eds., Vol. 26 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1999), pp. 317–324.

Hamlin, S. J.

R. Wu, D. Rhonehouse, M. J. Myers, S. J. Hamlin, J. D. Myers, Y. Jiang, “Spectral bleaching and 1535 nm Q-switching of uranium glass,” in Advanced Solid-State Lasers, B. H. T. Chai, S. A. Payne, eds., Vol. 24 of OSA Proceedings (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1995), pp. 440–444.

Hanamura, E.

E. Hanamura, “Very large optical nonlinearity of semiconductor microcrystallites,” Phys. Rev. B 37, 1273–1279 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Jabbour, G. E.

P. T. Guerreiro, S. Ten, N. F. Borrelli, J. Butty, G. E. Jabbour, N. Peyghambarian, “PbS quantum-dot doped glasses as saturable absorbes for mode-locking of a Cr:forsterite laser,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 71, 1595–1597 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Jiang, Y.

R. Wu, D. Rhonehouse, M. J. Myers, S. J. Hamlin, J. D. Myers, Y. Jiang, “Spectral bleaching and 1535 nm Q-switching of uranium glass,” in Advanced Solid-State Lasers, B. H. T. Chai, S. A. Payne, eds., Vol. 24 of OSA Proceedings (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1995), pp. 440–444.

Kang, I.

Keller, U.

R. Fluck, U. Keller, E. Gini, H. Melchior, “Eyesafe pulsed microchip laser,” in Advanced Solid-State Lasers, W. R. Bosenberg, M. M. Fejer, eds., Vol. 19 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics, (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1998), pp. 146–149.

Kolobkova, E. V.

A. A. Lipovskii, E. V. Kolobkova, V. D. Petrikov, “PbSe quantum dot doped phosphate glass,” Electron. Lett. 33, 101–102 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Lee, S.

M. Birnbaum, M. B. Carmargo, S. Lee, F. Unlu, R. D. Stultz, “Co2+:ZnSe saturable absorber Q-switch for the 1.54 µm Er3+:Yb3+:glass laser,” in Advanced Solid-State Lasers, C. R. Pollock, W. R. Bosenberg, eds., Vol. 10 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics, (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1997), pp. 148–151.

Lipovskii, A. A.

A. D. Andreev, A. A. Lipovskii, “Anisotropy-induced optical transitions in PbSe and PbS spherical quantum dots,” Phys. Rev. B 59, 15402–15404 (1999).
[CrossRef]

A. A. Lipovskii, E. V. Kolobkova, V. D. Petrikov, “PbSe quantum dot doped phosphate glass,” Electron. Lett. 33, 101–102 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Lukashev, A. V.

K. L. Vodopyanov, A. V. Lukashev, C. C. Philips, “Nano- and picosecond 3 µm Er:YSGG lasers using InAs as passive Q-switchers and mode-lockers,” Opt. Commun. 95, 87–91 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Maksimova, G.

B. Denker, G. Maksimova, V. Osiko, S. Sverchkov, Yu. Sverchkov, “Erbium glass laser with passive Q-switching of the resonator by a component containing erbium,” Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 211, 774–776 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Melchior, H.

R. Fluck, U. Keller, E. Gini, H. Melchior, “Eyesafe pulsed microchip laser,” in Advanced Solid-State Lasers, W. R. Bosenberg, M. M. Fejer, eds., Vol. 19 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics, (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1998), pp. 146–149.

Mikhailov, V. P.

V. P. Mikhailov, K. V. Yumashev, I. A. Denisov, P. V. Prokoshin, N. N. Posnov, R. Moncorge, D. Vivien, E. Ferrand, Y. Guyot, “Passive Q-switch perfomance at 1.3 µm (1.5 µm) and nonlinear spectroscopy of Co2+:MgAl2O4 and Co2+:LaMgAl11O19 crystals,” in Advanced Solid-State Lasers, M. M. Fejer, H. Injeyan, U. Keller, eds., Vol. 26 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1999), pp. 317–324.

Molva, E.

Ph. Thony, B. Ferrand, E. Molva, “1.55 µm passive Q-switched microchip laser,” in Advanced Solid-State Lasers, W. R. Bosenberg, M. M. Fejer, eds., Vol. 19 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1998), pp. 150–154.

Moncorge, R.

V. P. Mikhailov, K. V. Yumashev, I. A. Denisov, P. V. Prokoshin, N. N. Posnov, R. Moncorge, D. Vivien, E. Ferrand, Y. Guyot, “Passive Q-switch perfomance at 1.3 µm (1.5 µm) and nonlinear spectroscopy of Co2+:MgAl2O4 and Co2+:LaMgAl11O19 crystals,” in Advanced Solid-State Lasers, M. M. Fejer, H. Injeyan, U. Keller, eds., Vol. 26 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1999), pp. 317–324.

Myers, J. D.

R. Wu, D. Rhonehouse, M. J. Myers, S. J. Hamlin, J. D. Myers, Y. Jiang, “Spectral bleaching and 1535 nm Q-switching of uranium glass,” in Advanced Solid-State Lasers, B. H. T. Chai, S. A. Payne, eds., Vol. 24 of OSA Proceedings (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1995), pp. 440–444.

Myers, M. J.

R. Wu, D. Rhonehouse, M. J. Myers, S. J. Hamlin, J. D. Myers, Y. Jiang, “Spectral bleaching and 1535 nm Q-switching of uranium glass,” in Advanced Solid-State Lasers, B. H. T. Chai, S. A. Payne, eds., Vol. 24 of OSA Proceedings (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1995), pp. 440–444.

Okhrimchuk, A. G.

R. M. Boiko, A. G. Okhrimchuk, A. V. Shestakov, “Glass ceramics Co2+ saturable absorber Q-switch for 1.3–1.6 µm spectral region,” in Advanced Solid-State Lasers, W. R. Bosenberg, M. M. Fejer, eds., Vol. 19 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1998), pp. 185–188.

Osiko, V.

B. Denker, G. Maksimova, V. Osiko, S. Sverchkov, Yu. Sverchkov, “Erbium glass laser with passive Q-switching of the resonator by a component containing erbium,” Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 211, 774–776 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Petrikov, V. D.

A. A. Lipovskii, E. V. Kolobkova, V. D. Petrikov, “PbSe quantum dot doped phosphate glass,” Electron. Lett. 33, 101–102 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Peyghambarian, N.

K. Wundke, S. Putting, J. Auxier, A. Schulzgen, N. Peyghambarian, N. F. Borrelli, “PbS quantum-dot-doped glasses for ultrashort-pulse generation,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 76, 10–12 (2000).
[CrossRef]

P. T. Guerreiro, S. Ten, N. F. Borrelli, J. Butty, G. E. Jabbour, N. Peyghambarian, “PbS quantum-dot doped glasses as saturable absorbes for mode-locking of a Cr:forsterite laser,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 71, 1595–1597 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Philips, C. C.

K. L. Vodopyanov, A. V. Lukashev, C. C. Philips, “Nano- and picosecond 3 µm Er:YSGG lasers using InAs as passive Q-switchers and mode-lockers,” Opt. Commun. 95, 87–91 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Posnov, N. N.

V. P. Mikhailov, K. V. Yumashev, I. A. Denisov, P. V. Prokoshin, N. N. Posnov, R. Moncorge, D. Vivien, E. Ferrand, Y. Guyot, “Passive Q-switch perfomance at 1.3 µm (1.5 µm) and nonlinear spectroscopy of Co2+:MgAl2O4 and Co2+:LaMgAl11O19 crystals,” in Advanced Solid-State Lasers, M. M. Fejer, H. Injeyan, U. Keller, eds., Vol. 26 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1999), pp. 317–324.

Prokoshin, P. V.

V. P. Mikhailov, K. V. Yumashev, I. A. Denisov, P. V. Prokoshin, N. N. Posnov, R. Moncorge, D. Vivien, E. Ferrand, Y. Guyot, “Passive Q-switch perfomance at 1.3 µm (1.5 µm) and nonlinear spectroscopy of Co2+:MgAl2O4 and Co2+:LaMgAl11O19 crystals,” in Advanced Solid-State Lasers, M. M. Fejer, H. Injeyan, U. Keller, eds., Vol. 26 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1999), pp. 317–324.

Putting, S.

K. Wundke, S. Putting, J. Auxier, A. Schulzgen, N. Peyghambarian, N. F. Borrelli, “PbS quantum-dot-doped glasses for ultrashort-pulse generation,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 76, 10–12 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Rhonehouse, D.

R. Wu, D. Rhonehouse, M. J. Myers, S. J. Hamlin, J. D. Myers, Y. Jiang, “Spectral bleaching and 1535 nm Q-switching of uranium glass,” in Advanced Solid-State Lasers, B. H. T. Chai, S. A. Payne, eds., Vol. 24 of OSA Proceedings (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1995), pp. 440–444.

Schulzgen, A.

K. Wundke, S. Putting, J. Auxier, A. Schulzgen, N. Peyghambarian, N. F. Borrelli, “PbS quantum-dot-doped glasses for ultrashort-pulse generation,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 76, 10–12 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Shestakov, A. V.

R. M. Boiko, A. G. Okhrimchuk, A. V. Shestakov, “Glass ceramics Co2+ saturable absorber Q-switch for 1.3–1.6 µm spectral region,” in Advanced Solid-State Lasers, W. R. Bosenberg, M. M. Fejer, eds., Vol. 19 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1998), pp. 185–188.

Stultz, R. D.

M. Birnbaum, M. B. Carmargo, S. Lee, F. Unlu, R. D. Stultz, “Co2+:ZnSe saturable absorber Q-switch for the 1.54 µm Er3+:Yb3+:glass laser,” in Advanced Solid-State Lasers, C. R. Pollock, W. R. Bosenberg, eds., Vol. 10 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics, (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1997), pp. 148–151.

R. D. Stultz, M. B. Carmargo, M. Birnbaum, “Divalent uranium and cobalt saturable absorber Q-switches at 1.5 µm,” OSA Proceedings in Advanced Solid-State Lasers, B. H. T. Chai, S. A. Payne, eds., Vol. 24 of OSA Proceedings (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1995), pp. 460–464.

Sverchkov, S.

B. Denker, G. Maksimova, V. Osiko, S. Sverchkov, Yu. Sverchkov, “Erbium glass laser with passive Q-switching of the resonator by a component containing erbium,” Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 211, 774–776 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Sverchkov, Yu.

B. Denker, G. Maksimova, V. Osiko, S. Sverchkov, Yu. Sverchkov, “Erbium glass laser with passive Q-switching of the resonator by a component containing erbium,” Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 211, 774–776 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Ten, S.

P. T. Guerreiro, S. Ten, N. F. Borrelli, J. Butty, G. E. Jabbour, N. Peyghambarian, “PbS quantum-dot doped glasses as saturable absorbes for mode-locking of a Cr:forsterite laser,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 71, 1595–1597 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Thony, Ph.

Ph. Thony, B. Ferrand, E. Molva, “1.55 µm passive Q-switched microchip laser,” in Advanced Solid-State Lasers, W. R. Bosenberg, M. M. Fejer, eds., Vol. 19 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1998), pp. 150–154.

Unlu, F.

M. Birnbaum, M. B. Carmargo, S. Lee, F. Unlu, R. D. Stultz, “Co2+:ZnSe saturable absorber Q-switch for the 1.54 µm Er3+:Yb3+:glass laser,” in Advanced Solid-State Lasers, C. R. Pollock, W. R. Bosenberg, eds., Vol. 10 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics, (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1997), pp. 148–151.

Vivien, D.

V. P. Mikhailov, K. V. Yumashev, I. A. Denisov, P. V. Prokoshin, N. N. Posnov, R. Moncorge, D. Vivien, E. Ferrand, Y. Guyot, “Passive Q-switch perfomance at 1.3 µm (1.5 µm) and nonlinear spectroscopy of Co2+:MgAl2O4 and Co2+:LaMgAl11O19 crystals,” in Advanced Solid-State Lasers, M. M. Fejer, H. Injeyan, U. Keller, eds., Vol. 26 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1999), pp. 317–324.

Vodopyanov, K. L.

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Figures (3)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Linear absorption spectrum of PbS-doped phosphate glass. The inset shows the energy structure of PbS QD’s of 3-nm mean radius based on the simple theoretical model reported in Ref. 11 (simple isotropic approximation). Transitions permitted by selection rules within the framework of isotropic approximation are represented by arrows.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Intensity-dependent transmission of PbS-doped phosphate glass at 1.54 µm obtained with 100-ns pulses from a Q-switched Er:glass laser.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

(a) Schematic of our passively Q-switched 1.54-µm Er:glass laser cavity with a PbS-doped phosphate glass saturable absorber. (b) The temporal profile of a typical Q-switched pulse from this laser cavity.

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