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CLEO: Applications and Technology
Baltimore, Maryland United States
May 1-6, 2011
ISBN: 978-1-55752-910-7
Postdeadline Session I (PDPA)

Giant Optical Gain in a Rare-earth-ion-doped Waveguide

Dimitri Geskus, Shanmugam Aravazhi, Sonia M. Garcia-Blanco, and Markus Pollnau  »View Author Affiliations


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By exploiting large transition cross-sections, high dopant concentration, and strong light confinement, 950 dB/cm gain is demonstrated in a KGdLu(WO4)2:Yb3+ channel waveguide, representing a hundred-fold improvement in rare-earth-ion-doped materials.

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OCIS Codes
(130.3130) Integrated optics : Integrated optics materials
(140.4480) Lasers and laser optics : Optical amplifiers
(230.7380) Optical devices : Waveguides, channeled

D. Geskus, S. Aravazhi, S. M. Garcia-Blanco, and M. Pollnau, "Giant Optical Gain in a Rare-earth-ion-doped Waveguide," in CLEO:2011 - Laser Applications to Photonic Applications, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2011), paper PDPA12.

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