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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 2 — Jan. 17, 2011
  • pp: 1449–1454

Continuous-wave and Q-switched Tm-doped KY(WO4)2 planar waveguide laser at 1.84 µm

Western Bolaños, Joan J. Carvajal, Xavier Mateos, Eugenio Cantelar, Ginés Lifante, Uwe Griebner, Valentin Petrov, Vladimir L. Panyutin, Ganapathy S. Murugan, James S. Wilkinson, Magdalena Aguiló, and Francesc Díaz  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 2, pp. 1449-1454 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.19.001449


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Abstract

High-quality monoclinic planar waveguide crystals of Tm-doped KY(WO4)2 codoped with Gd3+ and Lu3+ were grown by liquid-phase epitaxy. For the first time, planar waveguide lasing was demonstrated in a monolithic cavity in the 2 µm spectral range. The laser was operated in the Q-switched mode using a Cr2+:ZnSe crystal as saturable absorber and in the continuous-wave regimes. The Q-switched planar waveguide laser delivered pulse energies up to 120 nJ at a repetition rate of 7 kHz.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3070) Lasers and laser optics : Infrared and far-infrared lasers
(140.3540) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, Q-switched
(140.3580) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, solid-state
(160.3380) Materials : Laser materials
(230.7390) Optical devices : Waveguides, planar

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: December 3, 2010
Revised Manuscript: December 21, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: December 23, 2010
Published: January 12, 2011

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Vol. 6, Iss. 2 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

Citation
Western Bolaños, Joan J. Carvajal, Xavier Mateos, Eugenio Cantelar, Ginés Lifante, Uwe Griebner, Valentin Petrov, Vladimir L. Panyutin, Ganapathy S. Murugan, James S. Wilkinson, Magdalena Aguiló, and Francesc Díaz, "Continuous-wave and Q-switched Tm-doped KY(WO4)2 planar waveguide laser at 1.84 µm," Opt. Express 19, 1449-1454 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-19-2-1449


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