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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 13 — Jun. 20, 2011
  • pp: 12503–12508

Channel waveguide lasers in Nd:GGG crystals fabricated by femtosecond laser inscription

Chao Zhang, Ningning Dong, Jin Yang, Feng Chen, Javier R. Vázquez de Aldana, and Qingming Lu  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 13, pp. 12503-12508 (2011)

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Buried channel waveguides have been fabricated in Nd:GGG crystals by using the femtosecond laser inscription. The waveguides are confined between two filaments with propagation losses of 2.0 dB/cm. Stable continuous wave laser oscillation at ~1061 nm has been demonstrated at room temperature. Under 808 nm optical excitation, a pump threshold of 29 mW and a slope efficiency of 25% have been obtained.

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OCIS Codes
(230.7380) Optical devices : Waveguides, channeled
(350.3390) Other areas of optics : Laser materials processing

ToC Category:
Laser Microfabrication

Original Manuscript: May 4, 2011
Revised Manuscript: June 2, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: June 7, 2011
Published: June 13, 2011

Chao Zhang, Ningning Dong, Jin Yang, Feng Chen, Javier R. Vázquez de Aldana, and Qingming Lu, "Channel waveguide lasers in Nd:GGG crystals fabricated by femtosecond laser inscription," Opt. Express 19, 12503-12508 (2011)

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