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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 10 — May. 20, 2013
  • pp: 12460–12468

Laser operation of a Tm:Y2O3 planar waveguide

Jakub W. Szela, Katherine A. Sloyan, Tina L. Parsonage, Jacob I. Mackenzie, and Robert W. Eason  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 10, pp. 12460-12468 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.21.012460


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Abstract

We demonstrate the first Tm-doped yttria planar waveguide laser to our knowledge, grown by pulsed laser deposition. A maximum output power of 35 mW at 1.95 μm with 9% slope efficiency was achieved from a 12 μm-thick film grown on a Y3Al5O12 substrate.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3070) Lasers and laser optics : Infrared and far-infrared lasers
(140.5680) Lasers and laser optics : Rare earth and transition metal solid-state lasers
(220.4610) Optical design and fabrication : Optical fabrication
(230.7390) Optical devices : Waveguides, planar

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: March 13, 2013
Revised Manuscript: May 2, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: May 3, 2013
Published: May 14, 2013

Citation
Jakub W. Szela, Katherine A. Sloyan, Tina L. Parsonage, Jacob I. Mackenzie, and Robert W. Eason, "Laser operation of a Tm:Y2O3 planar waveguide," Opt. Express 21, 12460-12468 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-21-10-12460


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