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Optical Materials Express

  • Editor: David J. Hagan
  • Vol. 3, Iss. 5 — May. 1, 2013
  • pp: 645–650

Efficient waveguide lasers in femtosecond laser inscribed double-cladding waveguides of Yb:YAG ceramics

Yuechen Jia, J. R. Vázquez de Aldana, and Feng Chen  »View Author Affiliations

Optical Materials Express, Vol. 3, Issue 5, pp. 645-650 (2013)

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We report on the fabrication of depressed double-cladding waveguides in Yb:YAG ceramics by using femtosecond (fs) laser inscription. The double-cladding structures consist of tubular central structures with 30 μm diameter and concentric larger size tubular claddings with diameters of 100-200 μm. Continuous wave laser oscillations at wavelength of 1030 nm have been realized at room temperature through optical pump at 946 nm. The obtained maximum output power of the double-cladding waveguide lasers is ~80.2 mW with a slope efficiency as high as 62.9%.

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OCIS Codes
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices
(140.3390) Lasers and laser optics : Laser materials processing
(230.7370) Optical devices : Waveguides

ToC Category:
Laser Materials Processing

Original Manuscript: March 15, 2013
Revised Manuscript: April 9, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: April 16, 2013
Published: April 19, 2013

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Yuechen Jia, J. R. Vázquez de Aldana, and Feng Chen, "Efficient waveguide lasers in femtosecond laser inscribed double-cladding waveguides of Yb:YAG ceramics," Opt. Mater. Express 3, 645-650 (2013)

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