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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214427/intense-2-7%C3%AE-m-emission-in-er-3-doped-zinc-fluoride-glass
#1
Feifei Huang, Yanyan Guo, Ying Tian, Shiqing Xu, Junjie Zhang
A novel erbium ion doped zinc fluoride glass was prepared. 2.7μm emission and transmittance properties together with thermal ability were investigated. An enhanced 2.7μm emission was observed by introducing ZnF2 in the ZrF4-based fluoride glass. Meanwhile, the J-O parameters and branching ratios (β) of Er(3+)-doped zinc fluoride glass were calculated and analyzed. The present Er(3+)-doped zinc fluoride glass with large emission cross-section (0.92×10(-20)cm(2)) and long decay lifetime (2.05ms) at 2.7μm indicates that it have very promising applications for solid state lasers around 3μm...
February 10, 2017: Spectrochimica Acta. Part A, Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211471/phosphorene-quantum-dot-saturable-absorbers-for-ultrafast-fiber-lasers
#2
J Du, M Zhang, Z Guo, J Chen, X Zhu, G Hu, P Peng, Z Zheng, H Zhang
We fabricate ultrasmall phosphorene quantum dots (PQDs) with an average size of 2.6 ± 0.9 nm using a liquid exfoliation method involving ultrasound probe sonication followed by bath sonication. By coupling the as-prepared PQDs with microfiber evanescent light field, the PQD-based saturable absorber (SA) device exhibits ultrafast nonlinear saturable absorption property, with an optical modulation depth of 8.1% at the telecommunication band. With the integration of the all-fiber PQD-based SA, a continuous-wave passively mode-locked erbium-doped (Er-doped) laser cavity delivers stable, self-starting pulses with a pulse duration of 0...
February 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210823/non-ablative-erbium-yag-laser-for-the-treatment-of-type-iii-stress-urinary-incontinence-intrinsic-sphincter-deficiency
#3
Adrian Gaspar, Hugo Brandi
The objective of this pilot study was to determine the safety and efficacy of a new non-ablative erbium YAG laser procedure for the treatment of type III stress urinary incontinence (intrinsic sphincter deficiency) in women. Twenty-two patients with a Valsalva leak point pressure less than 60 cm H2O were recruited and treated with a non-ablative erbium laser delivering low fluence pulses inside the whole length of the urethra through a specially designed cannula. Treatment consisted of two treatment sessions with a 3-week interval in-between...
February 16, 2017: Lasers in Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186148/measurement-of-absolute-frequency-of-continuous-wave-terahertz-radiation-in-real-time-using-a-free-running-dual-wavelength-mode-locked-erbium-doped-fibre-laser
#4
Guoqing Hu, Tatsuya Mizuguchi, Xin Zhao, Takeo Minamikawa, Takahiko Mizuno, Yuli Yang, Cui Li, Ming Bai, Zheng Zheng, Takeshi Yasui
A single, free-running, dual-wavelength mode-locked, erbium-doped fibre laser was exploited to measure the absolute frequency of continuous-wave terahertz (CW-THz) radiation in real time using dual THz combs of photo-carriers (dual PC-THz combs). Two independent mode-locked laser beams with different wavelengths and different repetition frequencies were generated from this laser and were used to generate dual PC-THz combs having different frequency spacings in photoconductive antennae. Based on the dual PC-THz combs, the absolute frequency of CW-THz radiation was determined with a relative precision of 1...
February 10, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166434/a-systematic-review-of-comparative-studies-of-co2anderbium-yag-lasers-in-resurfacing-facial-rhytides-wrinkles
#5
Kee-Hsin Chen, Ka-Wai Tam, I-Fan Chen, Shihping Kevin Huang, Pei-Chuan Tzeng, Hsian-Jenn Wang, Chiehfeng Cliff Chen
BACKGROUND: Laser resurfacing is used to minimize wrinkles, solar scars, and sequelae of acne. OBJECTIVE: Purpose of the systemic review was to compare resurfacing outcomes of CO2 laser and erbium: yttrium-aluminum-garnet (erb:YAG) laser therapies. METHODS AND MATERIALS: Medline, Cochrane, EMBASE, Google Scholar databases were searched until April 9, 2015 using the following terms: laser, carbon dioxide/CO2, facial wrinkles, rhytides, erbium-doped yttrium aluminum garnet/erbium:YAG/Er:YAG...
February 6, 2017: Journal of Cosmetic and Laser Therapy: Official Publication of the European Society for Laser Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28158036/two-octave-spanning-supercontinuum-generation-in-stoichiometric-silicon-nitride-waveguides-pumped-at-telecom-wavelengths
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Marco A G Porcel, Florian Schepers, Jörn P Epping, Tim Hellwig, Marcel Hoekman, René G Heideman, Peter J M van der Slot, Chris J Lee, Robert Schmidt, Rudolf Bratschitsch, Carsten Fallnich, Klaus-J Boller
We demonstrate supercontinuum generation in stoichiometric silicon nitride (Si<sub>3</sub>N<sub>4</sub> in SiO<sub>2</sub>) integrated optical waveguides, pumped at telecommunication wavelengths. The pump laser is a mode-locked erbium fiber laser at a wavelength of 1.56 µm with a pulse duration of 120 fs. With a waveguide-internal pulse energy of 1.4 nJ and a waveguide with 1.0 µm × 0.9 µm cross section, designed for anomalous dispersion across the 1500 nm telecommunication range, the output spectrum extends from the visible, at around 526 nm, up to the mid-infrared, at least to 2...
January 23, 2017: Optics Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28158014/tunable-erbium-doped-microbubble-laser-fabricated-by-sol-gel-coating
#7
Yong Yang, Fuchuan Lei, Sho Kasumie, Linhua Xu, Jonathan M Ward, Lan Yang, Síle Nic Chormaic
In this work, we show that the application of a sol-gel coating renders a microbubble whispering gallery resonator into an active device. During the fabrication of the resonator, a thin layer of erbium-doped sol-gel is applied to a tapered microcapillary, then a microbubble with a wall thickness of 1.3 μm is formed with the rare earth ions diffused into its wall. The doped microbubble is pumped at 980 nm and lases in the emission band of the Er<sup>3+</sup> ions at 1535 nm. The laser wavelength can be shifted by aerostatic pressure tuning of the whispering gallery modes of the microbubble...
January 23, 2017: Optics Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28157873/co-precipitation-of-rare-earth-doped-y-sub-2-sub-o-sub-3-sub-and-mgo-nanocomposites-for-mid-infrared-solid-state-lasers
#8
Victoria L Blair, Zackery D Fleischman, Larry D Merkle, Nicholas Ku, Carli A Moorehead
Mid-infrared, solid-state laser materials face three main challenges: (1) need to dissipate heat generated in lasing; (2) luminescence quenching by multiphonon relaxation; and (3) trade-off in high thermal conductivity and small maximum phonon energy. We are tackling these challenges by synthesizing a ceramic nanocomposite in which multiple phases will be incorporated into the same structure. The undoped majority species, MgO, will be the main carrier of high thermal conductivity, and the minority species, Er:Y<sub>2</sub>O<sub>3</sub>, will have low maximum phonon energy...
January 20, 2017: Applied Optics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28146480/prediction-performance-of-reservoir-computing-systems-based-on-a-diode-pumped-erbium-doped-microchip-laser-subject-to-optical-feedback
#9
Romain Modeste Nguimdo, Eric Lacot, Olivier Jacquin, Olivier Hugon, Guy Van der Sande, Hugues Guillet de Chatellus
Reservoir computing (RC) systems are computational tools for information processing that can be fully implemented in optics. Here, we experimentally and numerically show that an optically pumped laser subject to optical delayed feedback can yield similar results to those obtained for electrically pumped lasers. Unlike with previous implementations, the input data are injected at a time interval that is much larger than the time-delay feedback. These data are directly coupled to the feedback light beam. Our results illustrate possible new avenues for RC implementations for prediction tasks...
February 1, 2017: Optics Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28128340/ultrafast-nonlinear-optical-properties-of-thin-solid-dna-film-and-their-application-as-a-saturable-absorber-in-femtosecond-mode-locked-fiber-laser
#10
Reza Khazaeinezhad, Sahar Hosseinzadeh Kassani, Bjorn Paulson, Hwanseong Jeong, Jiyoon Gwak, Fabian Rotermund, Dong-Il Yeom, Kyunghwan Oh
A new extraordinary application of deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) thin-solid-film was experimentally explored in the field of ultrafast nonlinear photonics. Optical transmission was investigated in both linear and nonlinear regimes for two types of DNA thin-solid-films made from DNA in aqueous solution and DNA-cetyltrimethylammonium chloride (CTMA) in an organic solvent. Z-scan measurements revealed a high third-order nonlinearity with n2 exceeding 10(-9) at a wavelength of 1570 nm, for a nonlinarity about five orders of magnitude larger than that of silica...
January 27, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28124198/laser-assisted-topical-corticosteroid-delivery-for-the-treatment-of-keloids
#11
Ji Hye Park, Ji Young Chun, Jong Hee Lee
Laser-assisted drug delivery has generated intense interest. The objectives of this study are to evaluate the clinical benefit of laser-assisted corticosteroid delivery and to compare this technique to corticosteroid intralesional injection, a standard treatment for keloids. Patients with keloids on the left shoulder after BCG vaccination were enrolled in this study. The entire lesion was first treated with an ablative fractional erbium-YAG laser. After this treatment, the lesion was divided into two halves...
January 26, 2017: Lasers in Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28121513/evaluation-of-mineral-content-and-photon-interaction-parameters-of-dental-enamel-after-phosphoric-acid-and-er-yag-laser-treatment
#12
Huseyin Simsek, Taskın Gurbuz, Suleyman Kutalmış Buyuk, Yuksel Ozdemir
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effects of laser and acid etching on the mineral content and photon interaction parameters of dental enamel in human teeth. BACKGROUND DATA: The composition of dental enamel may vary, especially at the surface, depending on the reactions that occur during dental treatment. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Forty maxillary premolars were divided randomly into 2 groups of 20 teeth. In the first group, half of teeth crowns were etched by using 37% phosphoric acid; in the second group, half of teeth crowns were etched by using an erbium:yttrium-aluminum-garnet (Er:YAG) laser...
January 24, 2017: Photomedicine and Laser Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28116422/-evaluation-of-root-canal-isthmus-debridement-efficacy-of-er-yag-laser-in-combination-with-sodium-hypochlorite
#13
Meng-Qi Zhou, Hao-Ming Wang, Jia-Qi Xiao, Jin Hong
PURPOSE: To histologically evaluate the efficacy of sodium hypochlorite (NaClO) in combination with Er:YAG (erbium-doped yttrium aluminium garnet) laser in dissolving necrotic tissue and cleaning root canals as well as canal isthmuses. METHODS: After scanned by cone-beam CT (CBCT), 50 well-prepared premolars with root canal isthmuses were selected and randomly assigned into 5 groups. They were subsequently subjected to different regimens as followed: group A-irrigated with 1% NaClO for 1 minute, group B- irradiated by Er:YAG laser at 0...
October 2016: Shanghai Kou Qiang Yi Xue, Shanghai Journal of Stomatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095561/self-resolving-eruptive-keratoacanthomas-after-full-field-erbium-laser-resurfacing
#14
Eileen L Axibal, Julia D Kreger, Michael E Contreras, Joel L Cohen
Keratoacanthoma (KA) is a subtype of squamous cell carcinoma whose development has been linked to excessive sun exposure, immunosuppression, and trauma. Given the rapidly expanding therapeutic armamentarium for anti-aging modalities in dermatology, reports of KA secondary to invasive cosmetic procedures are on the rise. We present a case of eruptive KAs after full- eld ablative Erbium:YAG 2940 nm laser resurfacing of the face that resolved with minimal intervention. This case demonstrates the potential for a rare yet signi cant laser complication that may warrant discussion during the consenting process...
November 1, 2016: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology: JDD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095548/integrated-cooling-vacuum-assisted-non-fractional-1540-nm-erbium-glass-laser-is-effective-in-treating-acne-scars
#15
Yael Politi, Assi Levi, Moshe Lapidoth
INTRODUCTION: Acne scars are a common result of in ammatory acne, affecting many patients worldwide. Among which, atrophic scars are the most prevalent form, presenting as dermal depressions caused by inflammatory degeneration of dermal collagen. Mid-infrared laser skin interaction is characterized by its modest absorption in water and nite penetration to the mid-dermis. Since collagen is a desirable laser target, 1540-nm wavelength is amenable for collagen remodeling within the depressed area of atrophic scars...
November 1, 2016: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology: JDD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094408/large-area-tungsten-disulfide-for-ultrafast-photonics
#16
Peiguang Yan, Hao Chen, Jinde Yin, Zihan Xu, Jiarong Li, Zike Jiang, Wenfei Zhang, Jinzhang Wang, Irene Ling Li, Zhipei Sun, Shuangchen Ruan
Two-dimensional (2D) layered transition metal dichalcogenides (TMDs) have attracted significant interest in various optoelectronic applications due to their excellent nonlinear optical properties. One of the most important applications of TMDs is to be employed as an extraordinary optical modulation material (e.g., the saturable absorber (SA)) in ultrafast photonics. The main challenge arises while embedding TMDs into fiber laser systems to generate ultrafast pulse trains and thus constraints their practical applications...
January 17, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061356/clinical-differences-in-autofluorescence-between-viable-and-nonvital-bone-a-case-report-with-histopathologic-evaluation-performed-on-medication-related-osteonecrosis-of-the-jaws
#17
Ilaria Giovannacci, Marco Meleti, Domenico Corradi, Paolo Vescovi
Medication-related osteonecrosis of the jaws (MRONJ) is an adverse side effect of several drug therapies, including bisphosphonates (BPs). Osteonecrosis of the jaw specifically related to BP therapy is usually referred to using the acronym BRONJ. However, no consensus has yet been reached regarding the most appropriate management of BRONJ. The greatest success rates have been recorded with surgical removal of necrotic bone. In particular, erbium:yttrium-aluminum-garnet (Er:YAG) laser-assisted surgery has shown significantly better results than conventional surgical approaches...
December 15, 2016: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28032173/clinical-outcomes-and-complications-associated-with-fractional-lasers-a-review-of-730-patients
#18
Steven R Cohen, Ashley Goodacre, Soobin Lim, Jennifer Johnston, Cory Henssler, Brian Jeffers, Ahmad Saad, Tracy Leong
BACKGROUND: Fractional lasers were introduced to provide increased safety, while maintaining high efficacy and patient satisfaction. Patients with virtually all Fitzpatrick skin types could be safely treated using a wide spectrum of wavelengths and a broad array of skin conditions, and aging could be addressed. Although safety studies have been reported for ablative CO2 and erbium lasers, surprisingly few data are available on adverse events and complications associated with fractional lasers...
December 28, 2016: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28009690/fractional-erbium-doped-yttrium-aluminum-garnet-laser-versus-microneedling-in-treatment-of-atrophic-acne-scars-a-randomized-split-face-clinical-study
#19
Mai Abdel Raouf Osman, Hisham Ali Shokeir, Marwa M Fawzy
BACKGROUND: Ablative fractional erbium-doped yttrium aluminum garnet (Er:YAG) laser and microneedling have been popularized in recent years and their effectiveness and side effects individually reported. No previous study, however, has directly compared the efficacy and safety between the 2 different treatments. OBJECTIVE: To compare the efficacy and safety of the ablative fractional Er:YAG laser and microneedling for the treatment of atrophic acne scars. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Thirty patients with atrophic acne scars were randomly treated in a split-face manner with a fractional Er:YAG laser on one side and microneedling on the other side...
January 2017: Dermatologic Surgery: Official Publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et Al.]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28005871/vector-self-pulsing-in-erbium-doped-fiber-lasers
#20
Sergey V Sergeyev
Insight into instabilities of fiber laser regimes leading to complex self-pulsing operations is an opportunity to unlock the high power and dynamic operation tunability of lasers. Though many models have been suggested, there is no complete covering of self-pulsing complexity observed experimentally. Here, I further generalized our previous vector model of erbium-doped fiber laser and, for the first time, to the best of my knowledge, map tunability of complex vector self-pulsing on Poincare sphere (limit cycles and double scroll polarization attractors) for laser parameters, e...
October 15, 2016: Optics Letters
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