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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 24 — Nov. 22, 2010
  • pp: 24994–24999

70% slope efficiency from an ultrafast laser-written Nd:GdVO4 channel waveguide laser

Yang Tan, Airan Rodenas, Feng Chen, Robert R. Thomson, Ajoy K. Kar, Daniel Jaque, and Qingming Lu  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 24, pp. 24994-24999 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.18.024994


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Abstract

We report high efficiency continuous wave laser oscillations at 1063.6 nm from an ultrafast laser written Nd3+:GdVO4 channel waveguide under the 808 nm optical excitation. A record 17 mm·s−1 writing speed was used while the low propagation loss of the waveguide (~0.5 dB·cm−1) enabled laser performance with a threshold pump power as low as 52 mW and a near to quantum defect limited laser slope efficiency of 70%.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3570) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, single-mode
(160.3380) Materials : Laser materials
(230.7380) Optical devices : Waveguides, channeled

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: September 30, 2010
Revised Manuscript: November 2, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: November 8, 2010
Published: November 15, 2010

Citation
Yang Tan, Airan Rodenas, Feng Chen, Robert R. Thomson, Ajoy K. Kar, Daniel Jaque, and Qingming Lu, "70% slope efficiency from an ultrafast laser-written Nd:GdVO4 channel waveguide laser," Opt. Express 18, 24994-24999 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-18-24-24994


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