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  • Vol. 20, Iss. 13 — Jul. 1, 1995
  • pp: 1477–1479

Channel waveguide laser at 1 μm in Yb-indiffused LiNbO3

J. K. Jones, J. P. de Sandro, M. Hempstead, D. P. Shepherd, A. C. Large, A. C. Tropper, and J. S. Wilkinson  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 20, Issue 13, pp. 1477-1479 (1995)

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We report laser action in a Ti-diffused LiNbO3 waveguide doped with trivalent Yb ions by thermal indiffusion. Lasing was observed at 1008, 1030, and 1060 nm with thresholds as low as 15-mW launched pump power. We reduced photorefractivity, which initially permitted only intermittent lasing, by annealing the sample in wet O2. The annealed sample lased continuously in a cavity formed by high-reflectivity mirrors; however, with a 7% output coupler the output power exhibited instabilities. The greatest value of the output power observed under these conditions was consistent with a slope efficiency of ~16% with respect to absorbed power.

© 1995 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: March 1, 1995
Published: July 1, 1995

J. K. Jones, J. P. de Sandro, M. Hempstead, D. P. Shepherd, A. C. Large, A. C. Tropper, and J. S. Wilkinson, "Channel waveguide laser at 1 μm in Yb-indiffused LiNbO3," Opt. Lett. 20, 1477-1479 (1995)

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