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  • Vol. 19, Iss. 13 — Jul. 1, 1994
  • pp: 954–956

1.9-μm operation of a Tm:lead germanate glass waveguide laser

D. P. Shepherd, D. J. B. Brinck, J. Wang, A. C. Tropper, D. C. Hanna, G. Kakarantzas, and P. D. Townsend  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 19, Issue 13, pp. 954-956 (1994)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.19.000954


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Abstract

We report what we believe to be the first planar-technology waveguide laser in the 2-μm region. Laser operation of the 3H4 to 3H6 transition of Tm3+ ions in a lead germanate glass host has been observed in an ion-implanted planar waveguide.

© 1994 Optical Society of America

History
Original Manuscript: December 10, 1993
Published: July 1, 1994

Citation
D. P. Shepherd, G. Kakarantzas, P. D. Townsend, D. J. B. Brinck, J. Wang, A. C. Tropper, and D. C. Hanna, "1.9-μm operation of a Tm:lead germanate glass waveguide laser," Opt. Lett. 19, 954-956 (1994)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-19-13-954


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