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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 36, Iss. 23 — Dec. 1, 2011
  • pp: 4521–4523

Efficient laser emissions at 1.06 μm of swift heavy ion irradiated Nd:YCOB waveguides

Yingying Ren, Ningning Dong, Yuechen Jia, Lilong Pang, Zhiguang Wang, Qingming Lu, and Feng Chen  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 36, Issue 23, pp. 4521-4523 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.36.004521


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Abstract

We report on the fabrication of Nd:YCOB ( Nd : YCa 4 O ( BO 3 ) 3 ) optical waveguides by using 170 MeV Ar 8 + ion irradiation at an ultralow fluence of 2 × 10 12   ions / cm 2 . The confocal microphotoluminescence investigation on the produced waveguides has shown the well-preserved fluorescence features within the guiding layer with respect to the bulks. Under the optical pump at wavelength of 810 nm , continuous wave waveguide lasers at 1061.2 nm have been generated at room temperature with a high slope efficiency of 67.9 % .

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OCIS Codes
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices
(140.3390) Lasers and laser optics : Laser materials processing
(230.7390) Optical devices : Waveguides, planar

ToC Category:
Optical Devices

History
Original Manuscript: September 20, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: October 11, 2011
Published: November 22, 2011

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Yingying Ren, Ningning Dong, Yuechen Jia, Lilong Pang, Zhiguang Wang, Qingming Lu, and Feng Chen, "Efficient laser emissions at 1.06 μm of swift heavy ion irradiated Nd:YCOB waveguides," Opt. Lett. 36, 4521-4523 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-36-23-4521


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