Growth of laser host thin-film optical waveguides by pulsed laser deposition


Gill, D.S., Anderson, A.A. and Eason, R.W. (1995) Growth of laser host thin-film optical waveguides by pulsed laser deposition. In, 12th UK National Quantum Electronics Conference - QE12, Southampton, GB, 04 - 08 Sep 1995.

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Optical waveguides of laser gain media are highly desirable because the high intensity-length product and good pump-signal mode overlap, which can be achieved in the waveguide geometry, leads to a reduced threshold pump power as compared to bulk lasers. Pulsed laser deposition (PLD) has emerged as a viable means of depositing epitaxial thin films of the correct composition. We report here the deposition of GGG and YGG thin films on YAG substrates and the deposition of sapphire on sapphire substrates.

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Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Q Science > QC Physics
Divisions: University Structure - Pre August 2011 > Optoelectronics Research Centre
ePrint ID: 77073
Date Deposited: 11 Mar 2010
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 18:56
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/77073

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