Colloidal nanoparticles : a new class of laser gain media

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Title: Colloidal nanoparticles : a new class of laser gain media
Author: Morgan, Robert Douglas
Abstract: Development of high average power lasers has historically been limited by the properties of available gain media . As a result it is either too costly or impractical to employ lasers in many applications for which they would otherwise be well suited . We have synthesized a new type of colloidal laser gain material that should possess many of the advantages of solid state media without their primary disadvantage : poor thermal performance . The colloid consisted of an emulsion of 20 % Nd+3 doped phosphate glass nanoparticles suspended in nonanoic acid . The spectroscopic properties of the material were found to be consistent with those of bulk Nd+3 doped materials and suitable for laser development .
URI: http : / /hdl .handle .net /2152 /ETD -UT -2009 -12 -632
Date: 2010-08-20

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Colloidal nanoparticles : a new class of laser gain media. Doctoral dissertation, The University of Texas at Austin. Available electronically from http : / /hdl .handle .net /2152 /ETD -UT -2009 -12 -632 .

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