Expand this Topic clickable element to expand a topic
Skip to content
Optica Publishing Group

Diode Pumped, Garnet Channel Waveguide Lasers

Not Accessible

Your library or personal account may give you access


Ion implantation is a technique which can be used to form waveguides in a wide range of materials - including crystals of the garnet family for which no alternative techniques exist - by bombarding the material surface with high energy ions and altering the refractive index [1]. We report the use of this method to form channel waveguides in two Nd3+ doped materials; Nd:YAG and Nd:GGG both of which have operated as ion implanted planar waveguide lasers [2,3]. The additional confinement in the plane is achieved without any significant increase in propagation losses, which are comparable in the planar and channel guides. In the Nd:YAG system submilliwatt thresholds were observed.

© 1992 Optical Society of America

PDF Article
More Like This
Efficient, Low-Threshold Ion-Implanted Channel Waveguide Lasers

S. J. Field, D. C. Hanna, A. C. Large, D. P. Shepherd, A. C. Tropper, P. J. Chandler, P. D. Townsen, and L. Zhang
DL10 Advanced Solid State Lasers (ASSL) 1992

Ion implanted channel waveguide lasers

A. C. Large, S. J. Field, D. C. Hanna, D. P. Shepherd, A. C. Trapper, P. J. Chandler, P. D. Townsend, and L. Zhang
CWE1 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO) 1992

Diode-Pumped Garnet Crystal Waveguide Structures Fabricated by Pulsed Laser Deposition

T. C. May-Smith, J. Wang, J. I. Mackenzie, D. P. Shepherd, and R. W. Eason
CMFF7 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO) 2006


You do not have subscription access to this journal. Citation lists with outbound citation links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an Optica member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
Login to access Optica Member Subscription

Select as filters

Select Topics Cancel
© Copyright 2023 | Optica Publishing Group. All Rights Reserved