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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 26 — Dec. 24, 2007
  • pp: 17874–17880

Laser emission in proton-implanted Nd:YAG channel waveguides

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


Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 26, pp. 17874-17880 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.15.017874


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Abstract

The performance of lasers based on channel waveguides produced by proton implantation in Nd:YAG crystals through an electroformed mask is reported. The fabrication method used can produce several waveguide lasers in the crystal by a single implantation process with very good optical performance. The analysis and comparison of the main laser emission features, as well as the propagation losses of these waveguides, by using different output couplers in the laser cavity is also presented.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3070) Lasers and laser optics : Infrared and far-infrared lasers
(140.3380) Lasers and laser optics : Laser materials
(140.3530) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, neodymium
(140.3580) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, solid-state
(230.7380) Optical devices : Waveguides, channeled

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: July 17, 2007
Revised Manuscript: October 5, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: October 19, 2007
Published: December 14, 2007

Citation
E. Flores-Romero, G. V. Vázquez, H. Márquez, R. Rangel-Rojo, J. Rickards, and R. Trejo-Luna, "Laser emission in proton-implanted Nd:YAG channel waveguides," Opt. Express 15, 17874-17880 (2007)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-15-26-17874


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