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Advances in Optical Materials
San Diego, California United States
February 1-3, 2012
ISBN: 978-1-55752-933-6
Waveguides and Thin Films II (IF2A)

Low Loss Depressed Cladding Waveguide Inscribed in YAG:Nd Single Crystal by Femtosecond Pulses

Andrey G. Okhrimchuk, Vladimir Mezentsev, Ian Bennion, and Alexander Shestakov  »View Author Affiliations


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A depressed cladding waveguide with record low loss of 0.12 dB/cm is inscribed in YAG:Nd(0.3at.%). It is shown that depressed cladding is a dominating factor in waveguide formation, and mechanical stress has a minor contribution.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3530) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, neodymium
(220.4000) Optical design and fabrication : Microstructure fabrication

A. G. Okhrimchuk, V. Mezentsev, I. Bennion, and A. Shestakov, "Low Loss Depressed Cladding Waveguide Inscribed in YAG:Nd Single Crystal by Femtosecond Pulses," in Lasers, Sources, and Related Photonic Devices, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2012), paper IF2A.2.

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