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Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics
Baltimore, Maryland United States
May 6, 2007
ISBN: 1557528349
CLEO Postdeadline Session II (CPDB)

Low-loss Waveguides Fabricated in KGd(WO4)2 by High Repetition Rate Femtosecond Laser

Clark A. Merchant, Shane M. Eaton, Rajiv Iyer, Amr S. Helmy, Peter R. Herman, J Stewart. Aitchison, Cyril Hnatovsky, and Rod S. Taylor

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We report formation of low-loss waveguides in KGd(WO4)2 with a focused high repetition-rate femtosecond laser. The guiding structures support both TE and TM polarized modes and show preservation of the crystal Raman activity.

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OCIS Codes
(140.0140) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers and laser optics
(140.3390) Lasers and laser optics : Laser materials processing
(230.0230) Optical devices : Optical devices
(230.7370) Optical devices : Waveguides

C. A. Merchant, S. M. Eaton, R. Iyer, A. S. Helmy, P. R. Herman, J. S. Aitchison, C. Hnatovsky, and R. S. Taylor, "Low-loss Waveguides Fabricated in KGd(WO4)2 by High Repetition Rate Femtosecond Laser," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, OSA Technical Digest Series (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2007), paper CPDB8.

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