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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 22 — Oct. 22, 2012
  • pp: 25064–25070

Optical amplification of Pr3+-doped ZBLA channel waveguides for visible Laser emission

M. Olivier, J.-L. Doualan, P. Camy, H. Lhermite, P. Pirasteh, J. N. Coulon, A. Braud, J.-L. Adam, and V. Nazabal  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 22, pp. 25064-25070 (2012)

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We report on the first observation of optical signal amplification in the visible range into praseodymium doped ZBLA glass channel waveguides obtained by ion exchange. Up to 30% signal amplification was obtained at 639 nm. This result shows the potential of rare earth doped fluoride glasses in the form of channel waveguides for integrated solid state visible laser sources.

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OCIS Codes
(160.2750) Materials : Glass and other amorphous materials
(350.3390) Other areas of optics : Laser materials processing
(130.2755) Integrated optics : Glass waveguides

ToC Category:
Integrated Optics

Original Manuscript: June 6, 2012
Revised Manuscript: June 29, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: July 2, 2012
Published: October 18, 2012

M. Olivier, J.-L. Doualan, P. Camy, H. Lhermite, P. Pirasteh, J. N. Coulon, A. Braud, J.-L. Adam, and V. Nazabal, "Optical amplification of Pr3+-doped ZBLA channel waveguides for visible Laser emission," Opt. Express 20, 25064-25070 (2012)

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