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  • Vol. 36, Iss. 9 — May. 1, 2011
  • pp: 1587–1589

Fifty percent internal slope efficiency femtosecond direct-written Tm 3 + :ZBLAN waveguide laser

D. G. Lancaster, S. Gross, H. Ebendorff-Heidepriem, K. Kuan, T. M. Monro, M. Ams, A. Fuerbach, and M. J. Withford  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 36, Issue 9, pp. 1587-1589 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.36.001587


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Abstract

We report a 790 nm pumped, Tm 3 + doped ZBLAN glass buried waveguide laser that produces 47 mW at 1880 nm , with a 50% internal slope efficiency and an M 2 of 1.7. The waveguide cladding is defined by two overlapping rings created by femtosecond direct-writing of the glass, which results in the formation of a tubular depressed- index-cladding structure, and the laser resonator is defined by external dielectric mirrors. This is, to the best of our knowledge, the most efficient laser created in a glass host via femtosecond waveguide writing.

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OCIS Codes
(140.0140) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers and laser optics
(130.2755) Integrated optics : Glass waveguides

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: February 18, 2011
Revised Manuscript: March 24, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: March 25, 2011
Published: April 22, 2011

Citation
D. G. Lancaster, S. Gross, H. Ebendorff-Heidepriem, K. Kuan, T. M. Monro, M. Ams, A. Fuerbach, and M. J. Withford, "Fifty percent internal slope efficiency femtosecond direct-written Tm3+:ZBLAN waveguide laser," Opt. Lett. 36, 1587-1589 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-36-9-1587


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