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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 35, Iss. 12 — Jun. 15, 2010
  • pp: 1983–1985

Continuous-wave Nd-doped polymer lasers

Christos Grivas, Jing Yang, Mart B. J. Diemeer, Alfred Driessen, and Markus Pollnau  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 35, Issue 12, pp. 1983-1985 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.35.001983


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Abstract

Continuous-wave laser operation at 1060.2 nm was demonstrated in polymer channel waveguides doped with a Nd complex above an absorbed pump threshold of 50 mW. The highest slope efficiency of 2.15% was obtained with 5% outcoupling, resulting in a maximum output power of 0.98 mW. Lasing was also achieved on the quasi-three-level 878 nm transition above a threshold of 74.5 mW. A slope efficiency of 0.35% and an output power of 190 μm were obtained with 2.2% outcoupling. Long-term, stable cw laser operation over at least 2h was demonstrated, indicating the durability of the polymer gain medium.

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OCIS Codes
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices
(140.3380) Lasers and laser optics : Laser materials
(140.3530) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, neodymium
(160.5690) Materials : Rare-earth-doped materials
(230.7380) Optical devices : Waveguides, channeled
(130.5460) Integrated optics : Polymer waveguides

ToC Category:
Integrated Optics

History
Original Manuscript: March 29, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: May 5, 2010
Published: June 7, 2010

Citation
Christos Grivas, Jing Yang, Mart B. J. Diemeer, Alfred Driessen, and Markus Pollnau, "Continuous-wave Nd-doped polymer lasers," Opt. Lett. 35, 1983-1985 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-35-12-1983

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