We report on room-temperature optical gain at the ground exciton transition of PbS quantum-dot-doped glasses while optical pumping into the next-higher exciton resonance. The material gain in the quantum dots is as large as 80 cm-1. The dot-size selective excitation provides tunability of the optical gain. This is demonstrated by tuning the gain from 1317 to 1352 nm by changing the pump wavelength from 900 to 980 nm.
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