Thermally bonded planar waveguide lasers

Brown, C.T.A., Bonner, C.L., Warburton, T.J., Shepherd, D.P., Tropper, A.C. and Hanna, D.C. (1997) Thermally bonded planar waveguide lasers. Applied Physics Letters, 71, (9), 1139-1141. (doi:10.1063/1.119846).


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A new technique for fabricating active planar waveguide devices is reported. This process, based on the thermal bonding of precision finished crystal or glass components, allows waveguides to be assembled from very dissimilar materials and could be applied to a wide range of solid state laser or other optical media. The waveguide propagation losses, inferred from the laser performance, are found to be 0.7dB/cm for Nd:Y3Al5O12 bonded to Y3Al5O12, Nd:Y3Al5O12 bonded to glass, and 0.4dB/cm for Nd:Gd3Ga5O12 bonded to Y3Al5O12 devices.

Item Type: Article
ISSNs: 0003-6951 (print)
1520-8842 (electronic)
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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: 77958
Date Deposited: 11 Mar 2010
Last Modified: 06 Aug 2015 02:58

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