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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 37, Iss. 19 — Oct. 1, 2012
  • pp: 4032–4034

TmLiYF4 planar waveguide laser at 1.9 μm

Western Bolanos, Florent Starecki, Abdelmjid Benayad, Gurvan Brasse, Vivien Ménard, Jean-Louis Doualan, Alain Braud, Richard Moncorgé, and Patrice Camy  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 37, Issue 19, pp. 4032-4034 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.37.004032


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Abstract

Continuous wave laser operation at 1.87 μm of liquid-phase epitaxially (LPE) grown Tm 3 + -doped YLiF 4 (Tm:YLF) layers is demonstrated. The waveguide laser delivers 560 mW by pumping with a Ti:Sapphire laser at 780 nm leading to an efficiency of 76% with respect to the absorbed pump power. This constitutes the first Tm 3 + -doped crystalline fluoride waveguide laser ever demonstrated as well as a record in efficiency and output power for an LPE grown waveguide laser operating in the 2 μm spectral range.

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OCIS Codes
(130.3130) Integrated optics : Integrated optics materials
(140.3580) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, solid-state
(160.3130) Materials : Integrated optics materials
(160.5690) Materials : Rare-earth-doped materials
(230.7400) Optical devices : Waveguides, slab
(310.2785) Thin films : Guided wave applications

ToC Category:
Optical Devices

History
Original Manuscript: June 22, 2012
Revised Manuscript: August 18, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: August 27, 2012
Published: September 21, 2012

Citation
Western Bolanos, Florent Starecki, Abdelmjid Benayad, Gurvan Brasse, Vivien Ménard, Jean-Louis Doualan, Alain Braud, Richard Moncorgé, and Patrice Camy, "Tm:LiYF4 planar waveguide laser at 1.9 μm," Opt. Lett. 37, 4032-4034 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-37-19-4032


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