Diode-pumped Nd:YVO4 and Nd:KGd(WO4)2 1.3 μm lasers passively Q-switched with PbS-doped glass

VG Savitski, AM Malyarevich, KV Yumashev, Bruce David Sinclair, AA Lipovskii

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Abstract

Diode-pumped Nd:YVO4 and Nd:KGW lasers passively Q-switched with PbS-quantum dot-doped phosphate glass were demonstrated. For the Nd:YVO4 laser, pulses 110 ns in duration with a 13% Q-switching efficiency were obtained. The absorption recovery time of the PbS-doped glass was measured to be 27 +/- 4 ps. Some recommendations for more efficient use of PbS-doped glasses for Q-switching of diode-pumped lasers are suggested on the basis of our analysis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)253-256
Number of pages4
JournalApplied Physics B: Lasers and Optics
Volume76
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2003

Keywords

  • QUANTUM DOTS
  • SATURABLE-ABSORBER

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