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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 19 — Sep. 15, 2008
  • pp: 15198–15205

Active waveguides written by femtosecond laser irradiation in an erbium-doped phospho-tellurite glass

T. Toney Fernandez, G. Della Valle, R. Osellame, G. Jose, N. Chiodo, A. Jha, and P. Laporta  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 19, pp. 15198-15205 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.16.015198


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Abstract

We report on fs-laser micromachining of active waveguides in a new erbium-doped phospho-tellurite glass by means of a compact cavity-dumped Yb-based writing system. The spectroscopic properties of the glass were investigated, and the fs-laser written waveguides were characterized in terms of passive as well as active performance. In particular, internal gain was demonstrated in the whole C+L band of optical communications (1530–1610 nm).

© 2008 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(140.4480) Lasers and laser optics : Optical amplifiers
(320.2250) Ultrafast optics : Femtosecond phenomena
(130.2755) Integrated optics : Glass waveguides

ToC Category:
Integrated Optics

History
Original Manuscript: August 11, 2008
Revised Manuscript: September 5, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: September 5, 2008
Published: September 11, 2008

Citation
T. Toney Fernandez, G. Della Valle, R. Osellame, G. Jose, N. Chiodo, A. Jha, and P. Laporta, "Active waveguides written by femtosecond laser irradiation in an erbium-doped phospho-tellurite glass," Opt. Express 16, 15198-15205 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-16-19-15198


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