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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 38, Iss. 7 — Apr. 1, 2013
  • pp: 1146–1148

Ion-exchanged Tm3+:glass channel waveguide laser

Amol Choudhary, Pradeesh Kannan, Jacob I. Mackenzie, Xian Feng, and David P. Shepherd  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 38, Issue 7, pp. 1146-1148 (2013)

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Continuous wave laser action around 1.9 μm has been demonstrated in a Tm3+-doped germanate glass channel waveguide laser fabricated by ion-exchange. Laser action was observed with an absorbed power threshold of only 44 mW and a slope efficiency of up to 6.8% was achieved. Propagation loss at the lasing wavelength was measured to be 0.3dB/cm. We believe this to be the first ion-exchanged Tm3+-doped glass waveguide laser.

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OCIS Codes
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices
(140.3580) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, solid-state
(230.7380) Optical devices : Waveguides, channeled
(130.2755) Integrated optics : Glass waveguides

ToC Category:
Integrated Optics

Original Manuscript: February 13, 2013
Revised Manuscript: February 25, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: February 26, 2013
Published: March 29, 2013

Amol Choudhary, Pradeesh Kannan, Jacob I. Mackenzie, Xian Feng, and David P. Shepherd, "Ion-exchanged Tm3+:glass channel waveguide laser," Opt. Lett. 38, 1146-1148 (2013)

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