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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 20 — Oct. 1, 2007
  • pp: 13266–13271

Femtosecond laser written surface waveguides fabricated in Nd:YAG ceramics

Gustavo A. Torchia, Pablo F. Meilán, Airan Rodenas, Daniel Jaque, Cruz Mendez, and Luis Roso  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 20, pp. 13266-13271 (2007)

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Near surface channel waveguides have been fabricated in Neodymium doped YAG ceramics by using IR femtosecond laser irradiation at the low frequency regime. Single mode guidance has been demonstrated with propagation losses of ~1 dB/cm. Time resolved confocal micro-luminescence experiments have been used to determine the spectroscopic properties of the Nd3+ laser ions in the channel waveguide as well as to elucidate the waveguide formation processes.

© 2007 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(230.7370) Optical devices : Waveguides
(320.2250) Ultrafast optics : Femtosecond phenomena
(350.3390) Other areas of optics : Laser materials processing

ToC Category:
Laser Micromachining

Original Manuscript: May 30, 2007
Revised Manuscript: June 27, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: June 27, 2007
Published: September 27, 2007

Gustavo A. Torchia, Pablo F. Meilán, Airan Rodenas, Daniel Jaque, Cruz Mendez, and Luis Roso, "Femtosecond laser written surface waveguides fabricated in Nd:YAG ceramics," Opt. Express 15, 13266-13271 (2007)

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