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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 12, Iss. 10 — May. 17, 2004
  • pp: 2264–2269

Planar waveguide lasers by proton implantation in Nd:YAG crystals

E. Flores-Romero, G. V. Vázquez, H. Márquez, R. Rangel-Rojo, J. Rickards, and R. Trejo-Luna  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 12, Issue 10, pp. 2264-2269 (2004)

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The performance of CW Nd:YAG waveguide lasers operating at 1.06 μm at room temperature is described. The waveguides were fabricated by proton implantation and the main differences in the process of fabrication were the angle of implantation and the total dose implanted. The characterization of the waveguide refractive index profile induced by proton implantation and the main laser characteristics i.e. slope efficiency and threshold are presented.

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OCIS Codes
(160.3380) Materials : Laser materials
(230.7390) Optical devices : Waveguides, planar

ToC Category:
Research Papers

Original Manuscript: March 31, 2004
Revised Manuscript: May 5, 2004
Published: May 17, 2004

E. Flores-Romero, G. Vázquez, H. Márquez, R. Rangel-Rojo, J. Rickards, and R. Trejo-Luna, "Planar waveguide lasers by proton implantation in Nd:YAG crystals," Opt. Express 12, 2264-2269 (2004)

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