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Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics
San Francisco, California United States
May 16, 2004
ISBN: 1-55752-770-9
CLEO Poster Session II (CWA)

Waveguide inscription in YAG:Cr4+ crystals by femtosecond laser irradiation

M.V. Dubov, L. Krushchev, I. Bennion, A.G. Okhrimchuk, and A.V. Shectakov

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We have observed a positive change or refractive index and formation of waveguides in YAG:Cr4+ crystals, exposed to a high-intensity femtosecond laser beam. The technique is potentially suitable for fabrication of waveguide lasers in crystal materials.

© 2004 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(140.3390) Lasers and laser optics : Laser materials processing
(230.7370) Optical devices : Waveguides

M. V. Dubov, L. Krushchev, I. Bennion, A. G. Okhrimchuk, and A. V. Shectakov, "Waveguide inscription in YAG:Cr4+ crystals by femtosecond laser irradiation," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/International Quantum Electronics Conference and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2004), paper CWA49.

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