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Optics Express

  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 14, Iss. 7 — Apr. 3, 2006
  • pp: 2898–2903

UV-exposed Bragg gratings for laser applications in silver-sodium ion-exchanged phosphate glass waveguides

Sanna Yliniemi, Jacques Albert, Qing Wang, and Seppo Honkanen  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 14, Issue 7, pp. 2898-2903 (2006)

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High reflectivity Bragg gratings have been written by ArF excimer laser through a phase mask into Schott IOG-1 hybrid phosphate glass. After grating exposure, a waveguide was fabricated by silver-sodium ion-exchange. Reflectivities around 80 % at a wavelength of ~ 1535 nm were measured from the waveguide for both quasi-TE and -TM polarizations. Waveguide laser operation with the photowritten waveguide grating as another mirror was demonstrated. Output power of 3.8 mW with a pump power of 199 mW could be extracted from the laser configuration.

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OCIS Codes
(130.0130) Integrated optics : Integrated optics
(140.3500) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, erbium
(230.1480) Optical devices : Bragg reflectors
(230.7380) Optical devices : Waveguides, channeled

ToC Category:
Optical Devices

Original Manuscript: January 13, 2006
Revised Manuscript: March 29, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: March 29, 2006
Published: April 3, 2006

Sanna Yliniemi, Jacques Albert, Qing Wang, and Seppo Honkanen, "UV-exposed Bragg gratings for laser applications in silver-sodium ion-exchanged phosphate glass waveguides," Opt. Express 14, 2898-2903 (2006)

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