Rare-earth-doped planar waveguide lasers

Hanna, D.C. (1993) Rare-earth-doped planar waveguide lasers. In, European Conference on Integrated Optics (ECIO '93), Neuchâtel, CH, 18 - 22 Apr 1993.


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Research into active, rare-earth-doped planar waveguides is rapidly gathering pace. As with rare-earth-doped optical fibres, the small dimension of the waveguide region allows high gain to be achieved with very modest pump powers. Compared with fibres, the planar geometry potentially offers a number of additional benefits, such as a much higher degree of integration with access to properties available in crystals but not in glass, such as the possibilities of modulation and frequency conversion where the host medium is a nonlinear crystal. A wide variety of host media, in crystals and glasses is currently under investigation, along with a wide variety of techniques for waveguide fabrication and processing. A broad survey of this activity will be given, covering recent results and indicating some future directions

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: Technical Digest P3-1
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Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics
T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Divisions : University Structure - Pre August 2011 > Optoelectronics Research Centre
Faculty of Physical Sciences and Engineering > Physics and Astronomy
ePrint ID: 77314
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Date Deposited: 11 Mar 2010
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 13:11
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/77314

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