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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 6 — Mar. 14, 2011
  • pp: 5522–5527

Swift nitrogen ion irradiated waveguide lasers in Nd:YAG crystal

Yingying Ren, Ningning Dong, Feng Chen, and Daniel Jaque  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 6, pp. 5522-5527 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.19.005522


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Abstract

We report on the fabrication, fluorescence and laser properties of optical waveguides by swift nitrogen ion irradiation in Nd:YAG crystals. The confocal micro-luminescence investigations have concluded that the fluorescence features of the bulk material have been well preserved in the waveguide. Under 808 nm optical end-pumping, continuous-wave (cw) laser oscillation at 1064.2 nm has been demonstrated with laser slope efficiencies of 16% and pump power thresholds of 38.3 mW.

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OCIS Codes
(140.0140) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers and laser optics
(230.7390) Optical devices : Waveguides, planar
(250.5230) Optoelectronics : Photoluminescence

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: January 12, 2011
Revised Manuscript: March 2, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: March 3, 2011
Published: March 9, 2011

Citation
Yingying Ren, Ningning Dong, Feng Chen, and Daniel Jaque, "Swift nitrogen ion irradiated waveguide lasers in Nd:YAG crystal," Opt. Express 19, 5522-5527 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-19-6-5522


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