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  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 53, Iss. 2 — Jan. 10, 2014
  • pp: 195–199

Channel waveguide lasers at 1064  nm in Nd:YAG crystal produced by C5+ ion irradiation with shadow masking

Yicun Yao, Yuechen Jia, Feng Chen, Shavkat Akhmadaliev, and Shengqiang Zhou  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 53, Issue 2, pp. 195-199 (2014)

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We report on the fabrication of channel waveguides in Nd:YAG crystals, using swift C5+ ion irradiation with ion energy of 15 MeV and fluence at 5×1015ions/cm2. A laser-cut shadow mask of a number of open stripes with varied width was covered on the sample surface during the ion irradiation. Channel waveguides were formed in the Nd:YAG crystal due to the refractive index increase along the ion trajectory. Room temperature waveguide laser oscillations at 1064 nm have been observed under 808 nm optical pumping, with laser slope efficiency at 38% and a maximum output power of 36 mW.

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OCIS Codes
(130.0130) Integrated optics : Integrated optics
(140.0140) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers and laser optics
(230.7370) Optical devices : Waveguides

ToC Category:
Optical Devices

Original Manuscript: September 5, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: December 2, 2013
Published: January 7, 2014

Yicun Yao, Yuechen Jia, Feng Chen, Shavkat Akhmadaliev, and Shengqiang Zhou, "Channel waveguide lasers at 1064  nm in Nd:YAG crystal produced by C5+ ion irradiation with shadow masking," Appl. Opt. 53, 195-199 (2014)

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