How to optimize gain in solid-state dielectric media

Markus Pollnau

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    At the beginning of what some people believe will become the "century of the photon" we are still struggling with the problem that stands at the beginning of the "world of photonics" - the generation of light in an appropriate and efficient way. This presentation focuses on coherent light generation in dielectric crystals and glasses activated by rare-earth and transition-metal ions. It aims at providing an overview of the important aspects of these light sources, such as host materials, their growth and structuring, spectroscopy of the doped ions, population dynamics in lasers, wavelength conversion, geometries of gain medium and resonator, as well as optical power scaling and its undesired consequences, thermal and thermo-optical problems - a "hot" issue in recent years.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publicationBook of Abstracts IEEE LEOS Benelux Annual Workshop - Lasing and amplification in solid state materials
    Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ 08855-1331 U.S.A.
    PublisherIEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society
    Number of pages1
    ISBN (Print)not assigned
    Publication statusPublished - 20 May 2005
    EventIEEE/LEOS Benelux Annual Workshop 2005: Lasing and amplification in solid state materials - Eindhoven, Netherlands
    Duration: 20 May 200520 May 2005

    Publication series

    PublisherIEEE Lasers and electro Optics Society


    WorkshopIEEE/LEOS Benelux Annual Workshop 2005


    • IOMS-APD: Active Photonic Devices
    • METIS-248178
    • EWI-12756
    • IR-62309

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