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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 15 — Jul. 16, 2012
  • pp: 16801–16806

Efficient continuous-wave laser operation at 1064 nm in Nd:YVO4 cladding waveguides produced by femtosecond laser inscription

Yuechen Jia, Feng Chen, and Javier R. Vázquez de Aldana  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 15, pp. 16801-16806 (2012)

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Cladding waveguides have been produced in Nd:YVO4 crystals by using femtosecond laser inscription. Such structures are fabricated with circular cross sections and diameters of ~100-120 μm, supporting multi-mode guidance in the two orthogonal polarizations. At room temperature continuous wave laser oscillations at wavelength of ~1064 nm have been realized through the optical pump at 808 nm with slope efficiency as high as 65% and a maximum output power of 335 mW.

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OCIS Codes
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices
(140.3390) Lasers and laser optics : Laser materials processing
(230.7370) Optical devices : Waveguides

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: May 23, 2012
Revised Manuscript: June 27, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: July 3, 2012
Published: July 10, 2012

Yuechen Jia, Feng Chen, and Javier R. Vázquez de Aldana, "Efficient continuous-wave laser operation at 1064 nm in Nd:YVO4 cladding waveguides produced by femtosecond laser inscription," Opt. Express 20, 16801-16806 (2012)

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