Abstract

A robust solid-state saturable absorber was developed with cobalt-ion-doped tellurite glasses that has a broad saturable-absorption band in the near-infrared. A nonlinear optical absorber was measured by the Z-scan technique. Numerically fitting the Z-scan experimental data yields excited-state absorption cross sections at a 1064-nm laser wavelength of σes=1.45×10-20 and σes=1.15×10-20 cm2 for 1.0- and 2.5-at. % Co2+-doped glasses, respectively.

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Absorption spectra of cobalt-doped tellurite glasses. Inset, enlargement of the absorption spectra in the region 800–2600 nm.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Raman spectra of 1-at. % cobalt-doped tellurite glass.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Energy levels of Co2+ ions.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Normalized transmittance of the cobalt-doped glasses: (a) 1.0-at. % doped glass at an incident fluence of 0.40 mJ, (b) 2.5-at. % doped glass at an incident fluence at 0.46 mJ.

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dIdz=-σgsN1I-σesN2I,
dN1dt=-σgsIhνN1+N2τ2,
dN2dt=σgsIhνN1-σesIhνN2-N2τ2+N4τ4,
dN4dt=σesIhνN2-N4τ4,

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