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  • Editor: C. Martijin de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 9 — Apr. 30, 2007
  • pp: 5885–5892

Tm:KY(WO4)2 waveguide laser

S. Rivier, X. Mateos, V. Petrov, U. Griebner, Y. E. Romanyuk, C. N. Borca, F. Gardillou, and M. Pollnau  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 9, pp. 5885-5892 (2007)

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High-quality monoclinic planar waveguide crystals of Tm-doped KY(WO4)2 were grown by liquid-phase epitaxy with several dopant concentrations and thicknesses. Waveguide lasing in the 2 μm spectral range was demonstrated in the fundamental mode. The maximum continuous-wave output power achieved was 32 mW using a Ti:sapphire laser pump near 800 nm.

© 2007 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(140.5680) Lasers and laser optics : Rare earth and transition metal solid-state lasers
(160.5690) Materials : Rare-earth-doped materials
(230.7390) Optical devices : Waveguides, planar

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: October 27, 2006
Revised Manuscript: January 25, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: February 2, 2007
Published: April 27, 2007

S. Rivier, X. Mateos, V. Petrov, U. Griebner, Y. E. Romanyuk, C. N. Borca, F. Gardillou, and M. Pollnau, "Tm:KY(WO4)2 waveguide laser," Opt. Express 15, 5885-5892 (2007)

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