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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(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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