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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 37, Iss. 10 — May. 15, 2012
  • pp: 1691–1693

Compact, highly efficient ytterbium doped bismuthate glass waveguide laser

R. Mary, S. J. Beecher, G. Brown, R. R. Thomson, D. Jaque, S. Ohara, and A. K. Kar  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 37, Issue 10, pp. 1691-1693 (2012)

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Laser slope efficiencies close to the quantum defect limit and in excess of 78% have been obtained from an ultrafast laser inscribed buried channel waveguide fabricated in a ytterbium-doped bismuthate glass. The simultaneous achievement of low propagation losses and preservation of the fluorescence properties of ytterbium ions is the basis of the outstanding laser performance.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3390) Lasers and laser optics : Laser materials processing
(140.3480) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, diode-pumped
(130.2755) Integrated optics : Glass waveguides
(140.3615) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, ytterbium

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: January 27, 2012
Revised Manuscript: February 28, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: March 2, 2012
Published: May 14, 2012

R. Mary, S. J. Beecher, G. Brown, R. R. Thomson, D. Jaque, S. Ohara, and A. K. Kar, "Compact, highly efficient ytterbium doped bismuthate glass waveguide laser," Opt. Lett. 37, 1691-1693 (2012)

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