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  • Editor: Xi-Cheng Zhang
  • Vol. 39, Iss. 15 — Aug. 1, 2014
  • pp: 4325–4328

Q-switched operation of a pulsed-laser-deposited Yb:Y2O3 waveguide using graphene as a saturable absorber

Amol Choudhary, Shonali Dhingra, Brian D’Urso, Tina L. Parsonage, Katherine A. Sloyan, Robert W. Eason, and David P. Shepherd  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 39, Issue 15, pp. 4325-4328 (2014)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.39.004325


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Abstract

The first, to the best of our knowledge, Q -switched operation of a pulsed-laser-deposited waveguide laser is presented. A clad Yb : Y 2 O 3 waveguide was Q -switched using an output coupling mirror coated with a single layer of graphene deposited by atmospheric pressure chemical vapor deposition. During continuous-wave operation, a maximum power of 83 mW at a slope efficiency of 25% was obtained. During Q -switched operation, pulses as short as 98 ns were obtained at a repetition rate of 1.04 MHz and a central wavelength of 1030.8 nm.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3480) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, diode-pumped
(140.3540) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, Q-switched
(220.4610) Optical design and fabrication : Optical fabrication
(230.7390) Optical devices : Waveguides, planar
(140.3615) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, ytterbium

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: April 22, 2014
Revised Manuscript: June 12, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: June 12, 2014
Published: July 18, 2014

Citation
Amol Choudhary, Shonali Dhingra, Brian D’Urso, Tina L. Parsonage, Katherine A. Sloyan, Robert W. Eason, and David P. Shepherd, "Q-switched operation of a pulsed-laser-deposited Yb:Y2O3 waveguide using graphene as a saturable absorber," Opt. Lett. 39, 4325-4328 (2014)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-39-15-4325


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