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Valence state manipulation of Sm3+ ions via a phase-shaped femtosecond laser field

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Abstract

The ability to manipulate the valence state conversion of rare-earth ions is crucial for their applications in color displays, optoelectronic devices, laser sources, and optical memory. The conventional femtosecond laser pulse has been shown to be a well-established tool for realizing the valence state conversion of rare-earth ions, although the valence state conversion efficiency is relatively low. Here, we first propose a femtosecond laser pulse shaping technique for improving the valence state conversion efficiency of rare-earth ions. Our experimental results demonstrate that the photoreduction efficiency from Sm3+ to Sm2+ in Sm3+-doped sodium aluminoborate glass using a π phase step modulation can be comparable to that using a transform-limited femtosecond laser field, while the peak laser intensity is decreased by about 63%, which is very beneficial for improving the valence state conversion efficiency under the laser-induced damage threshold of the glass sample. Furthermore, we also theoretically develop a (2+1) resonance-mediated three-photon absorption model to explain the modulation of the photoreduction efficiency from Sm3+ to Sm2+ under the π-shaped femtosecond laser field.

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DOI:10.1364/prj.6.000144

基金项目:National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC)10.13039/501100001809 (11474096, 11727810, 11774094, 61720106009); Science and Technology Commission of Shanghai Municipality (STCSM)10.13039/501100003399, China (16520721200, 17ZR146900).

收稿日期:2017-10-24

录用日期:2017-12-11

网络出版日期:2017-12-12

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Ye Zheng:State Key Laboratory of Precision Spectroscopy, East China Normal University, Shanghai 200062, China
Yunhua Yao:State Key Laboratory of Precision Spectroscopy, East China Normal University, Shanghai 200062, China
Lianzhong Deng:State Key Laboratory of Precision Spectroscopy, East China Normal University, Shanghai 200062, China
Wenjing Cheng:School of Electronic & Electrical Engineering, Shangqiu Normal University, Shangqiu 476000, China
Jianping Li:State Key Laboratory of Precision Spectroscopy, East China Normal University, Shanghai 200062, China
Tianqing Jia:State Key Laboratory of Precision Spectroscopy, East China Normal University, Shanghai 200062, China
Jianrong Qiu:State Key Laboratory of Silicon Materials, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310027, China
Zhenrong Sun:State Key Laboratory of Precision Spectroscopy, East China Normal University, Shanghai 200062, China
Shian Zhang:State Key Laboratory of Precision Spectroscopy, East China Normal University, Shanghai 200062, ChinaCollaborative Innovation Center of Extreme Optics, Shanxi University, Taiyuan 030006, Chinae-mail: sazhang@phy.ecnu.edu.cn

联系人作者:Lianzhong Deng(lzdeng@phy.ecnu.edu.cn)

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Ye Zheng, Yunhua Yao, Lianzhong Deng, Wenjing Cheng, Jianping Li, Tianqing Jia, Jianrong Qiu, Zhenrong Sun, and Shian Zhang, "Valence state manipulation of Sm3+ ions via a phase-shaped femtosecond laser field," Photonics Research 6(2), 144-148 (2018)

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