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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 37, Iss. 24 — Dec. 15, 2012
  • pp: 5223–5225

Femtosecond-laser-written diode-pumped Pr:LiYF4 waveguide laser

Sebastian Müller, Thomas Calmano, Philip Metz, Nils-Owe Hansen, Christian Kränkel, and Günter Huber  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 37, Issue 24, pp. 5223-5225 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.37.005223


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Abstract

Waveguides were fabricated in a 5 mm long Pr(0.5at%):LiYF4 (YLF) crystal with a femtosecond Ti:sapphire laser system. Waveguiding was achieved inside a core surrounded by eight single modified tracks building a rhombic structure. The waveguide was pumped at a wavelength of 444 nm with an InGaN laser diode. Orange and deep red laser oscillation were realized. Maximum output powers of 25 mW at 604 nm and 12 mW at 720 nm with respect to the incident pump power were achieved.

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OCIS Codes
(140.7300) Lasers and laser optics : Visible lasers
(230.7380) Optical devices : Waveguides, channeled
(130.3990) Integrated optics : Micro-optical devices

ToC Category:
Optical Devices

History
Original Manuscript: October 25, 2012
Revised Manuscript: November 28, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: November 28, 2012
Published: December 13, 2012

Citation
Sebastian Müller, Thomas Calmano, Philip Metz, Nils-Owe Hansen, Christian Kränkel, and Günter Huber, "Femtosecond-laser-written diode-pumped Pr:LiYF4 waveguide laser," Opt. Lett. 37, 5223-5225 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-37-24-5223


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