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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 34, Iss. 1 — Jan. 1, 2009
  • pp: 28–30

Ion-implanted optical channel waveguides in neodymium-doped yttrium aluminum garnet transparent ceramics for integrated laser generation

Feng Chen, Yang Tan, and Daniel Jaque  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 34, Issue 1, pp. 28-30 (2009)

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We report, for the first time to our knowledge, on the fabrication of optical channel waveguides in neodymium-doped yttrium aluminum garnet transparent ceramics by oxygen implantation. The fabricated waveguides show reduced propagation losses ( 1.5 dB cm ) , as well as the possibility of waveguide-mode tailoring. The confocal fluorescence images of the channel waveguides reveal that oxygen implantation causes only slight changes in the fluorescence properties of neodymium ions making the fabricated structures promising candidates for integrated laser sources in the infrared bands.

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OCIS Codes
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices
(160.3380) Materials : Laser materials
(230.7380) Optical devices : Waveguides, channeled

ToC Category:
Optical Devices

Original Manuscript: October 16, 2008
Revised Manuscript: November 6, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: November 16, 2008
Published: December 22, 2008

Feng Chen, Yang Tan, and Daniel Jaque, "Ion-implanted optical channel waveguides in neodymium-doped yttrium aluminum garnet transparent ceramics for integrated laser generation," Opt. Lett. 34, 28-30 (2009)

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