Low threshold ion-implanted Nd:YAG channel waveguide laser

Field, S.J., Hanna, D.C., Large, A.C., Shepherd, D.P., Tropper, A.C., Chandler, P.J., Townsend, P.D. and Zhang, L. (1991) Low threshold ion-implanted Nd:YAG channel waveguide laser. Electronics Letters, 27, (25), 2375-2376. (doi:10.1049/el:19911470).


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Original Publication URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1049/el:19911470


The first channel waveguide laser in Nd:YAG showing a threshold reduction of 20 times compared to a planar waveguide is described. With diode pumping this ion-implanted waveguide laser has been operated with absorbed power thresholds as low as ~500µW in good agreement with theoretical expectation. Output slope efficiencies of ~29% have also been demonstrated.

Item Type: Article
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): doi:10.1049/el:19911470
ISSNs: 0013-5194 (print)
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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: 78556
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Date Deposited: 11 Mar 2010
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 13:13
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/78556

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