We report on the first observations, to our knowledge, of the (1060-nm) induced fluorescence in a Nd-doped glass pumped by an 810-nm diode laser. This new doped glass is produced as a 3-mm-diameter sphere by heating and melting in an aerodynamic containerless trap and is rapidly solidified by radiative cooling ( K/s). This glass has an interesting emission maximum at 1067 nm (not many doped glasses have their emission maxima close to 1067 nm). The measured fluorescence decay time of the level is short (0.3 ms) when the ion is excited by a narrow-band pulsed dye laser.
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