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  • Vol. 17, Iss. 11 — Jun. 1, 1992
  • pp: 810–812

Growth and low-threshold laser oscillation of an epitaxially grown Nd:YAG waveguide

I. Chartier, B. Ferrand, D. Pelenc, S. J. Field, D. C. Hanna, A. C. Large, D. P. Shepherd, and A. C. Tropper  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 17, Issue 11, pp. 810-812 (1992)

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We report 1.064-μm laser operation of an epitaxially grown Nd:YAG planar waveguide with thresholds as low as ~0.7 mW when high-reflectivity mirrors are used. The output is single mode and, when a 83% reflectivity output coupler is used, has a diode pumped slope efficiency of ~40%. Output powers in excess of 60 mW have been obtained when pumping with a Rhodamine 6G dye laser.

© 1992 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: January 30, 1992
Published: June 1, 1992

S. J. Field, I. Chartier, B. Ferrand, D. C. Hanna, A. C. Large, D. Pelenc, D. P. Shepherd, and A. C. Tropper, "Growth and low-threshold laser oscillation of an epitaxially grown Nd:YAG waveguide," Opt. Lett. 17, 810-812 (1992)

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