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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 3 — Feb. 5, 2007
  • pp: 936–944

Distributed feedback sol-gel zirconia waveguide lasers based on surface relief gratings

Chao Ye, K. Y. Wong, Yaning He, and Xiaogong Wang  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 3, pp. 936-944 (2007)

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Distributed feedback waveguide lasers based on dye-doped sol-gel zirconia films with permanent grating structures were demonstrated. The permanent grating was realized by employing a novel epoxy-based azo-polymer that generates a surface relief grating by a photo-isomerization process induced by two interfering writing beams. When employing the rhodamine 6G dye, tuning of the output wavelength of the distributed feedback waveguide laser from around 575 nm to 610 nm can be achieved by adjusting the tilting angle between the orientation of the grating and the pump beam.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3490) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, distributed-feedback
(160.6060) Materials : Solgel
(310.2790) Thin films : Guided waves

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: October 12, 2006
Revised Manuscript: November 17, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: November 29, 2006
Published: February 5, 2007

Chao Ye, K. Y. Wong, Yaning He, and Xiaogang Wang, "Distributed feedback sol-gel zirconia waveguide lasers based on surface relief gratings," Opt. Express 15, 936-944 (2007)

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