Abstract

PbS quantum-dot-doped glasses are demonstrated as saturable absorber Q-switches for 2μm holmium lasers. Q-switched pulses from Ho3+:Y3Sc2Al3O12 and Ho3+:Y3Al5O12 lasers of 50 and 70    ns in duration, respectively, have been obtained demonstrating up to 13% of energy conversion efficiency from free-running to Q-switched output.

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2004 (1)

A. A. Lagatsky, C. G. Leburn, C. T. A. Brown, W. Sibbett, A. M. Malyarevich, V. G. Savitski, K. V. Yumashev, E. L. Raaben, and A. A. Zhilin, "Passive mode-locking of a Cr4+:YAG laser by PbS quantum-dot-doped glass saturable absorber," Opt. Commun. 241, 449-454 (2004).
[CrossRef]

2003 (1)

V. G. Savitsky, A. M. Malyarevich, K. V. Yumashev, B. D. Sinclair, and A. A. Lipovskii, "Diode-pumped 1.3 µm Nd:KGW and Nd:YVO4 lasers passively Q-switched with PbS- and PbSe-doped glasses," Appl. Phys. B 76, 253-256 (2003).
[CrossRef]

2001 (5)

A. M. Malyarevich, P. V. Prokoshin, M. I. Demchuk, K. V. Yumashev, and A. A. Lipovskii, "Passively Q-switched Ho3+:Y2Al5O12 laser using a PbSe-doped glass," Appl. Phys. Lett. 75, 572-573 (2001).
[CrossRef]

A. V. Podlipensky, V. G. Scherbitsky, M. I. Demchuk, N. V. Kuleshov, V. I. Levchenko, V. N. Yakimovich, S. Girard, and R. Moncorge, "Cr2+:Cd0.55Mn0.45Te crystal as a new saturable absorber for 2 µm lasers," Opt. Commun. 192, 65-68 (2001).
[CrossRef]

J. E. Philips, T. Topfer, H. Ebendorff-Heidepriem, D. Ehrt, R. Sauerbrey, and N. F. Borelli, "Diode-pumped erbium-ytterbium-glass laser passively Q-switched with a PbS semiconductor quantum-dot doped glass," Appl. Phys. B 72, 175-178 (2001).

Y. F. Chen, Y. P. Lan, and H. L. Chang, "Analytical model for design criteria of passively Q-switched lasers," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 37, 462-468 (2001).
[CrossRef]

T.-Y. Tsai and M. Birnbaum, "Q-switched 2-µm lasers by use of a Cr2+:ZnSe saturable absorber," Appl. Opt. 40, 6633-6637 (2001).
[CrossRef]

2000 (2)

A. M. Malyarevich, I. A. Denisov, V. G. Savitsky, K. V. Yumashev, and A. A. Lipovskii "Glass doped with PbS quantum dots for passive Q-switching of a 1.54 µm laser," Appl. Opt. 39, 4345-4347 (2000).
[CrossRef]

G. Tamulaitis, V. Gulbinas, G. Kodis, A. Dementjev, L. Valkunas, I. Motchalov, and H. Raaben, "Optical nonlinearities of glass doped with PbS nanocrystals," J. Appl. Phys. 88, 178-182 (2000).
[CrossRef]

1999 (1)

A. A. Lipovskii, E. V. Kolobkova, A. Olkhovets, V. D. Petrikov, and F. Wise, "Synthesis of monodisperse PbS quantum dots in phosphate glass," Physica E 5, 157-160 (1999).
[CrossRef]

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1991 (1)

1990 (1)

1987 (1)

B. A. Ermakov, A. V. Lakiz, and L. M. Sobolev, "Passive modulation of two-micrometer laser quality," Opt. Spectrosc. 63, 233-234 (1987).

Bende, Th.

B. Jean and Th. Bende, "Mid-IR laser application in medicine," in Solid-State Mid-Infrared Laser Sourses, Vol. 89 of Topics in Applied Physics, I.T.Sorokina and K.L.Vodopyanov, eds. (Springer-Verlag, 2003).
[CrossRef]

Birnbaum, M.

Borelli, N. F.

J. E. Philips, T. Topfer, H. Ebendorff-Heidepriem, D. Ehrt, R. Sauerbrey, and N. F. Borelli, "Diode-pumped erbium-ytterbium-glass laser passively Q-switched with a PbS semiconductor quantum-dot doped glass," Appl. Phys. B 72, 175-178 (2001).

Brown, C. T. A.

A. A. Lagatsky, C. G. Leburn, C. T. A. Brown, W. Sibbett, A. M. Malyarevich, V. G. Savitski, K. V. Yumashev, E. L. Raaben, and A. A. Zhilin, "Passive mode-locking of a Cr4+:YAG laser by PbS quantum-dot-doped glass saturable absorber," Opt. Commun. 241, 449-454 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Chan, K.

Chang, H. L.

Y. F. Chen, Y. P. Lan, and H. L. Chang, "Analytical model for design criteria of passively Q-switched lasers," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 37, 462-468 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Chen, Y. F.

Y. F. Chen, Y. P. Lan, and H. L. Chang, "Analytical model for design criteria of passively Q-switched lasers," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 37, 462-468 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Demchuk, M. I.

A. M. Malyarevich, P. V. Prokoshin, M. I. Demchuk, K. V. Yumashev, and A. A. Lipovskii, "Passively Q-switched Ho3+:Y2Al5O12 laser using a PbSe-doped glass," Appl. Phys. Lett. 75, 572-573 (2001).
[CrossRef]

A. V. Podlipensky, V. G. Scherbitsky, M. I. Demchuk, N. V. Kuleshov, V. I. Levchenko, V. N. Yakimovich, S. Girard, and R. Moncorge, "Cr2+:Cd0.55Mn0.45Te crystal as a new saturable absorber for 2 µm lasers," Opt. Commun. 192, 65-68 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Dementjev, A.

G. Tamulaitis, V. Gulbinas, G. Kodis, A. Dementjev, L. Valkunas, I. Motchalov, and H. Raaben, "Optical nonlinearities of glass doped with PbS nanocrystals," J. Appl. Phys. 88, 178-182 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Denisov, I. A.

Ebendorff-Heidepriem, H.

J. E. Philips, T. Topfer, H. Ebendorff-Heidepriem, D. Ehrt, R. Sauerbrey, and N. F. Borelli, "Diode-pumped erbium-ytterbium-glass laser passively Q-switched with a PbS semiconductor quantum-dot doped glass," Appl. Phys. B 72, 175-178 (2001).

Ehrt, D.

J. E. Philips, T. Topfer, H. Ebendorff-Heidepriem, D. Ehrt, R. Sauerbrey, and N. F. Borelli, "Diode-pumped erbium-ytterbium-glass laser passively Q-switched with a PbS semiconductor quantum-dot doped glass," Appl. Phys. B 72, 175-178 (2001).

Ermakov, B. A.

B. A. Ermakov, A. V. Lakiz, and L. M. Sobolev, "Passive modulation of two-micrometer laser quality," Opt. Spectrosc. 63, 233-234 (1987).

Girard, S.

A. V. Podlipensky, V. G. Scherbitsky, M. I. Demchuk, N. V. Kuleshov, V. I. Levchenko, V. N. Yakimovich, S. Girard, and R. Moncorge, "Cr2+:Cd0.55Mn0.45Te crystal as a new saturable absorber for 2 µm lasers," Opt. Commun. 192, 65-68 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Gulbinas, V.

G. Tamulaitis, V. Gulbinas, G. Kodis, A. Dementjev, L. Valkunas, I. Motchalov, and H. Raaben, "Optical nonlinearities of glass doped with PbS nanocrystals," J. Appl. Phys. 88, 178-182 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Hale, Ch. P.

Henderson, S. W.

Huffaker, A. V.

Jean, B.

B. Jean and Th. Bende, "Mid-IR laser application in medicine," in Solid-State Mid-Infrared Laser Sourses, Vol. 89 of Topics in Applied Physics, I.T.Sorokina and K.L.Vodopyanov, eds. (Springer-Verlag, 2003).
[CrossRef]

Kang, I.

Kavaya, M. J.

Killinger, D. K.

Kodis, G.

G. Tamulaitis, V. Gulbinas, G. Kodis, A. Dementjev, L. Valkunas, I. Motchalov, and H. Raaben, "Optical nonlinearities of glass doped with PbS nanocrystals," J. Appl. Phys. 88, 178-182 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Kolobkova, E. V.

A. A. Lipovskii, E. V. Kolobkova, A. Olkhovets, V. D. Petrikov, and F. Wise, "Synthesis of monodisperse PbS quantum dots in phosphate glass," Physica E 5, 157-160 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Kuleshov, N. V.

A. V. Podlipensky, V. G. Scherbitsky, M. I. Demchuk, N. V. Kuleshov, V. I. Levchenko, V. N. Yakimovich, S. Girard, and R. Moncorge, "Cr2+:Cd0.55Mn0.45Te crystal as a new saturable absorber for 2 µm lasers," Opt. Commun. 192, 65-68 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Lagatsky, A. A.

A. A. Lagatsky, C. G. Leburn, C. T. A. Brown, W. Sibbett, A. M. Malyarevich, V. G. Savitski, K. V. Yumashev, E. L. Raaben, and A. A. Zhilin, "Passive mode-locking of a Cr4+:YAG laser by PbS quantum-dot-doped glass saturable absorber," Opt. Commun. 241, 449-454 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Lakiz, A. V.

B. A. Ermakov, A. V. Lakiz, and L. M. Sobolev, "Passive modulation of two-micrometer laser quality," Opt. Spectrosc. 63, 233-234 (1987).

Lan, Y. P.

Y. F. Chen, Y. P. Lan, and H. L. Chang, "Analytical model for design criteria of passively Q-switched lasers," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 37, 462-468 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Leburn, C. G.

A. A. Lagatsky, C. G. Leburn, C. T. A. Brown, W. Sibbett, A. M. Malyarevich, V. G. Savitski, K. V. Yumashev, E. L. Raaben, and A. A. Zhilin, "Passive mode-locking of a Cr4+:YAG laser by PbS quantum-dot-doped glass saturable absorber," Opt. Commun. 241, 449-454 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Levchenko, V. I.

A. V. Podlipensky, V. G. Scherbitsky, M. I. Demchuk, N. V. Kuleshov, V. I. Levchenko, V. N. Yakimovich, S. Girard, and R. Moncorge, "Cr2+:Cd0.55Mn0.45Te crystal as a new saturable absorber for 2 µm lasers," Opt. Commun. 192, 65-68 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Lipovskii, A. A.

V. G. Savitsky, A. M. Malyarevich, K. V. Yumashev, B. D. Sinclair, and A. A. Lipovskii, "Diode-pumped 1.3 µm Nd:KGW and Nd:YVO4 lasers passively Q-switched with PbS- and PbSe-doped glasses," Appl. Phys. B 76, 253-256 (2003).
[CrossRef]

A. M. Malyarevich, P. V. Prokoshin, M. I. Demchuk, K. V. Yumashev, and A. A. Lipovskii, "Passively Q-switched Ho3+:Y2Al5O12 laser using a PbSe-doped glass," Appl. Phys. Lett. 75, 572-573 (2001).
[CrossRef]

A. M. Malyarevich, I. A. Denisov, V. G. Savitsky, K. V. Yumashev, and A. A. Lipovskii "Glass doped with PbS quantum dots for passive Q-switching of a 1.54 µm laser," Appl. Opt. 39, 4345-4347 (2000).
[CrossRef]

A. A. Lipovskii, E. V. Kolobkova, A. Olkhovets, V. D. Petrikov, and F. Wise, "Synthesis of monodisperse PbS quantum dots in phosphate glass," Physica E 5, 157-160 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Magee, J. R.

Malyarevich, A. M.

A. A. Lagatsky, C. G. Leburn, C. T. A. Brown, W. Sibbett, A. M. Malyarevich, V. G. Savitski, K. V. Yumashev, E. L. Raaben, and A. A. Zhilin, "Passive mode-locking of a Cr4+:YAG laser by PbS quantum-dot-doped glass saturable absorber," Opt. Commun. 241, 449-454 (2004).
[CrossRef]

V. G. Savitsky, A. M. Malyarevich, K. V. Yumashev, B. D. Sinclair, and A. A. Lipovskii, "Diode-pumped 1.3 µm Nd:KGW and Nd:YVO4 lasers passively Q-switched with PbS- and PbSe-doped glasses," Appl. Phys. B 76, 253-256 (2003).
[CrossRef]

A. M. Malyarevich, P. V. Prokoshin, M. I. Demchuk, K. V. Yumashev, and A. A. Lipovskii, "Passively Q-switched Ho3+:Y2Al5O12 laser using a PbSe-doped glass," Appl. Phys. Lett. 75, 572-573 (2001).
[CrossRef]

A. M. Malyarevich, I. A. Denisov, V. G. Savitsky, K. V. Yumashev, and A. A. Lipovskii "Glass doped with PbS quantum dots for passive Q-switching of a 1.54 µm laser," Appl. Opt. 39, 4345-4347 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Moncorge, R.

A. V. Podlipensky, V. G. Scherbitsky, M. I. Demchuk, N. V. Kuleshov, V. I. Levchenko, V. N. Yakimovich, S. Girard, and R. Moncorge, "Cr2+:Cd0.55Mn0.45Te crystal as a new saturable absorber for 2 µm lasers," Opt. Commun. 192, 65-68 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Motchalov, I.

G. Tamulaitis, V. Gulbinas, G. Kodis, A. Dementjev, L. Valkunas, I. Motchalov, and H. Raaben, "Optical nonlinearities of glass doped with PbS nanocrystals," J. Appl. Phys. 88, 178-182 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Olkhovets, A.

A. A. Lipovskii, E. V. Kolobkova, A. Olkhovets, V. D. Petrikov, and F. Wise, "Synthesis of monodisperse PbS quantum dots in phosphate glass," Physica E 5, 157-160 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Petrikov, V. D.

A. A. Lipovskii, E. V. Kolobkova, A. Olkhovets, V. D. Petrikov, and F. Wise, "Synthesis of monodisperse PbS quantum dots in phosphate glass," Physica E 5, 157-160 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Philips, J. E.

J. E. Philips, T. Topfer, H. Ebendorff-Heidepriem, D. Ehrt, R. Sauerbrey, and N. F. Borelli, "Diode-pumped erbium-ytterbium-glass laser passively Q-switched with a PbS semiconductor quantum-dot doped glass," Appl. Phys. B 72, 175-178 (2001).

Podlipensky, A. V.

A. V. Podlipensky, V. G. Scherbitsky, M. I. Demchuk, N. V. Kuleshov, V. I. Levchenko, V. N. Yakimovich, S. Girard, and R. Moncorge, "Cr2+:Cd0.55Mn0.45Te crystal as a new saturable absorber for 2 µm lasers," Opt. Commun. 192, 65-68 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Prokoshin, P. V.

A. M. Malyarevich, P. V. Prokoshin, M. I. Demchuk, K. V. Yumashev, and A. A. Lipovskii, "Passively Q-switched Ho3+:Y2Al5O12 laser using a PbSe-doped glass," Appl. Phys. Lett. 75, 572-573 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Raaben, E. L.

A. A. Lagatsky, C. G. Leburn, C. T. A. Brown, W. Sibbett, A. M. Malyarevich, V. G. Savitski, K. V. Yumashev, E. L. Raaben, and A. A. Zhilin, "Passive mode-locking of a Cr4+:YAG laser by PbS quantum-dot-doped glass saturable absorber," Opt. Commun. 241, 449-454 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Raaben, H.

G. Tamulaitis, V. Gulbinas, G. Kodis, A. Dementjev, L. Valkunas, I. Motchalov, and H. Raaben, "Optical nonlinearities of glass doped with PbS nanocrystals," J. Appl. Phys. 88, 178-182 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Sauerbrey, R.

J. E. Philips, T. Topfer, H. Ebendorff-Heidepriem, D. Ehrt, R. Sauerbrey, and N. F. Borelli, "Diode-pumped erbium-ytterbium-glass laser passively Q-switched with a PbS semiconductor quantum-dot doped glass," Appl. Phys. B 72, 175-178 (2001).

Savitski, V. G.

A. A. Lagatsky, C. G. Leburn, C. T. A. Brown, W. Sibbett, A. M. Malyarevich, V. G. Savitski, K. V. Yumashev, E. L. Raaben, and A. A. Zhilin, "Passive mode-locking of a Cr4+:YAG laser by PbS quantum-dot-doped glass saturable absorber," Opt. Commun. 241, 449-454 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Savitsky, V. G.

V. G. Savitsky, A. M. Malyarevich, K. V. Yumashev, B. D. Sinclair, and A. A. Lipovskii, "Diode-pumped 1.3 µm Nd:KGW and Nd:YVO4 lasers passively Q-switched with PbS- and PbSe-doped glasses," Appl. Phys. B 76, 253-256 (2003).
[CrossRef]

A. M. Malyarevich, I. A. Denisov, V. G. Savitsky, K. V. Yumashev, and A. A. Lipovskii "Glass doped with PbS quantum dots for passive Q-switching of a 1.54 µm laser," Appl. Opt. 39, 4345-4347 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Scherbitsky, V. G.

A. V. Podlipensky, V. G. Scherbitsky, M. I. Demchuk, N. V. Kuleshov, V. I. Levchenko, V. N. Yakimovich, S. Girard, and R. Moncorge, "Cr2+:Cd0.55Mn0.45Te crystal as a new saturable absorber for 2 µm lasers," Opt. Commun. 192, 65-68 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Sibbett, W.

A. A. Lagatsky, C. G. Leburn, C. T. A. Brown, W. Sibbett, A. M. Malyarevich, V. G. Savitski, K. V. Yumashev, E. L. Raaben, and A. A. Zhilin, "Passive mode-locking of a Cr4+:YAG laser by PbS quantum-dot-doped glass saturable absorber," Opt. Commun. 241, 449-454 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Sims, N.

Sinclair, B. D.

V. G. Savitsky, A. M. Malyarevich, K. V. Yumashev, B. D. Sinclair, and A. A. Lipovskii, "Diode-pumped 1.3 µm Nd:KGW and Nd:YVO4 lasers passively Q-switched with PbS- and PbSe-doped glasses," Appl. Phys. B 76, 253-256 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Sobolev, L. M.

B. A. Ermakov, A. V. Lakiz, and L. M. Sobolev, "Passive modulation of two-micrometer laser quality," Opt. Spectrosc. 63, 233-234 (1987).

Sugimoto, N.

Tamulaitis, G.

G. Tamulaitis, V. Gulbinas, G. Kodis, A. Dementjev, L. Valkunas, I. Motchalov, and H. Raaben, "Optical nonlinearities of glass doped with PbS nanocrystals," J. Appl. Phys. 88, 178-182 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Topfer, T.

J. E. Philips, T. Topfer, H. Ebendorff-Heidepriem, D. Ehrt, R. Sauerbrey, and N. F. Borelli, "Diode-pumped erbium-ytterbium-glass laser passively Q-switched with a PbS semiconductor quantum-dot doped glass," Appl. Phys. B 72, 175-178 (2001).

Tsai, T.-Y.

Valkunas, L.

G. Tamulaitis, V. Gulbinas, G. Kodis, A. Dementjev, L. Valkunas, I. Motchalov, and H. Raaben, "Optical nonlinearities of glass doped with PbS nanocrystals," J. Appl. Phys. 88, 178-182 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Wise, F.

A. A. Lipovskii, E. V. Kolobkova, A. Olkhovets, V. D. Petrikov, and F. Wise, "Synthesis of monodisperse PbS quantum dots in phosphate glass," Physica E 5, 157-160 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Wise, F. W.

Yakimovich, V. N.

A. V. Podlipensky, V. G. Scherbitsky, M. I. Demchuk, N. V. Kuleshov, V. I. Levchenko, V. N. Yakimovich, S. Girard, and R. Moncorge, "Cr2+:Cd0.55Mn0.45Te crystal as a new saturable absorber for 2 µm lasers," Opt. Commun. 192, 65-68 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Yumashev, K. V.

A. A. Lagatsky, C. G. Leburn, C. T. A. Brown, W. Sibbett, A. M. Malyarevich, V. G. Savitski, K. V. Yumashev, E. L. Raaben, and A. A. Zhilin, "Passive mode-locking of a Cr4+:YAG laser by PbS quantum-dot-doped glass saturable absorber," Opt. Commun. 241, 449-454 (2004).
[CrossRef]

V. G. Savitsky, A. M. Malyarevich, K. V. Yumashev, B. D. Sinclair, and A. A. Lipovskii, "Diode-pumped 1.3 µm Nd:KGW and Nd:YVO4 lasers passively Q-switched with PbS- and PbSe-doped glasses," Appl. Phys. B 76, 253-256 (2003).
[CrossRef]

A. M. Malyarevich, P. V. Prokoshin, M. I. Demchuk, K. V. Yumashev, and A. A. Lipovskii, "Passively Q-switched Ho3+:Y2Al5O12 laser using a PbSe-doped glass," Appl. Phys. Lett. 75, 572-573 (2001).
[CrossRef]

A. M. Malyarevich, I. A. Denisov, V. G. Savitsky, K. V. Yumashev, and A. A. Lipovskii "Glass doped with PbS quantum dots for passive Q-switching of a 1.54 µm laser," Appl. Opt. 39, 4345-4347 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Zhilin, A. A.

A. A. Lagatsky, C. G. Leburn, C. T. A. Brown, W. Sibbett, A. M. Malyarevich, V. G. Savitski, K. V. Yumashev, E. L. Raaben, and A. A. Zhilin, "Passive mode-locking of a Cr4+:YAG laser by PbS quantum-dot-doped glass saturable absorber," Opt. Commun. 241, 449-454 (2004).
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Room-temperature transmission spectra of glasses doped with PbS QDs of different average diameters: 8.6 nm (1), 10.0 nm (2), and 11.8 nm (3).

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Schematic of the laser cavity passively Q-switched with the PbS QD-doped glass SA (see text for details).

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(a) and (b) Temporal profiles and (c) optical spectra of Q-switched pulses emitted from the (a) and (c) CTH:YSAG and (b) and (c) CTH:YAG lasers with SA sample 2.

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Table 1 Output Parameters of a Passively Q-switched CTH:YSAG Laser with PbS QD-doped Glasses in a 40 cm Long Cavity a

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