Recently there has been considerable interest in the field of rare-earth-doped integrated optics because of their potential use in compact and efficient monolithic devices combining the rare-earth laser gain and the large range of integrated optical functions already demonstrated. Recent developments in Nd3+-doped and Er3+-doped glass and LiNbO3 waveguide lasers and optical amplifiers, their application, and future prospects are reviewed briefly.
© 1992 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: October 17, 1991
Published: September 1, 1992
Eric Lallier, "Rare-earth-doped glass and LiNbO3 waveguide lasers and optical amplifiers," Appl. Opt. 31, 5276-5282 (1992)