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Optical Materials Express

  • Editor: David J. Hagan
  • Vol. 3, Iss. 4 — Apr. 1, 2013
  • pp: 433–438

Ridge waveguide lasers in Nd:YAG crystals produced by combining swift heavy ion irradiation and precise diamond blade dicing

Yuechen Jia, Christian E. Rüter, Shavkat Akhmadaliev, Shengqiang Zhou, Feng Chen, and Detlef Kip  »View Author Affiliations


Optical Materials Express, Vol. 3, Issue 4, pp. 433-438 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OME.3.000433


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Abstract

Ridge waveguides have been fabricated in Nd:YAG crystals by using ion irradiation and precise diamond blade dicing. Continuous-wave lasers at ~1064 nm have been realized in the ridge waveguides through optical pumping at 808 nm at room temperature. The ridge guiding structure shows superior lasing performance with respect to the planar counterpart with a slope efficiency of 43% and a maximum output power of 84 mW.

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OCIS Codes
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices
(160.3380) Materials : Laser materials
(230.7380) Optical devices : Waveguides, channeled

ToC Category:
Laser Materials

History
Original Manuscript: January 29, 2013
Revised Manuscript: February 26, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: February 26, 2013
Published: March 1, 2013

Citation
Yuechen Jia, Christian E. Rüter, Shavkat Akhmadaliev, Shengqiang Zhou, Feng Chen, and Detlef Kip, "Ridge waveguide lasers in Nd:YAG crystals produced by combining swift heavy ion irradiation and precise diamond blade dicing," Opt. Mater. Express 3, 433-438 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ome/abstract.cfm?URI=ome-3-4-433


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