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  • Vol. 33, Iss. 9 — May. 1, 2008
  • pp: 956–958

Directly written monolithic waveguide laser incorporating a distributed feedback waveguide-Bragg grating

Graham D. Marshall, Peter Dekker, Martin Ams, James A. Piper, and Michael J. Withford  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 33, Issue 9, pp. 956-958 (2008)

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We report the fabrication and performance of the first C-band directly written monolithic waveguide laser (WGL). The WGL device was created in an erbium- and ytterbium-doped phosphate glass host and consisted of an optical waveguide that included a distributed feedback Bragg grating structure. The femtosecond laser direct-write technique was used to create both the waveguide and the waveguide-Bragg grating simultaneously and in a single processing step. The waveguide laser was optically pumped at approximately 980 nm and lased at 1537 nm with a bandwidth of less than 4 pm .

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OCIS Codes
(140.3490) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, distributed-feedback
(140.3500) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, erbium
(230.1480) Optical devices : Bragg reflectors
(230.7370) Optical devices : Waveguides
(350.3390) Other areas of optics : Laser materials processing

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: February 8, 2008
Revised Manuscript: March 19, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: March 20, 2008
Published: April 25, 2008

Graham D. Marshall, Peter Dekker, Martin Ams, James A. Piper, and Michael J. Withford, "Directly written monolithic waveguide laser incorporating a distributed feedback waveguide-Bragg grating," Opt. Lett. 33, 956-958 (2008)

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