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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 34, Iss. 3 — Feb. 1, 2009
  • pp: 247–249

Monolithic 100 mW Yb waveguide laser fabricated using the femtosecond-laser direct-write technique

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


Optics Letters, Vol. 34, Issue 3, pp. 247-249 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.34.000247


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Abstract

A femtosecond-laser-written monolithic waveguide laser (WGL) oscillator based on a distributed-feedback architecture and fabricated in ytterbium-doped phosphate glass is reported. The device lased at 1033 nm with an output power of 102 mW and a bandwidth of less than 2 pm when bidirectionally pumped at 976 nm . The WGL device was stable and operated for 50 h without degradation. This demonstration of a high-performance WGL opens the possibility for creating a variety of narrow-linewidth laser designs in bulk glasses.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3390) Lasers and laser optics : Laser materials processing
(140.3490) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, distributed-feedback
(230.1480) Optical devices : Bragg reflectors
(230.7370) Optical devices : Waveguides
(130.2755) Integrated optics : Glass waveguides
(140.3615) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, ytterbium

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: September 26, 2008
Revised Manuscript: November 13, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: December 4, 2008
Published: January 22, 2009

Citation
Martin Ams, Peter Dekker, Graham D. Marshall, and Michael J. Withford, "Monolithic 100 mW Yb waveguide laser fabricated using the femtosecond-laser direct-write technique," Opt. Lett. 34, 247-249 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-34-3-247


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