We report what is to our knowledge the first fabrication and laser operation of ion-implanted Nd:GGG channel waveguides. Diode-pumped operation has been achieved with absorbed power thresholds as low as ~2 mW and a slope efficiency of ~30% with respect to absorbed power.
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S. J. Field, D. C. Hanna, A. C. Large, D. P. Shepherd, A. C. Tropper, P. J. Chandler, P. D. Townsend, and L. Zhang, "Ion-implanted Nd:GGG channel waveguide laser," Opt. Lett. 17, 52-54 (1992)