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Ti:Sapphire waveguide lasers

Ti:Sapphire waveguide lasers
Ti:Sapphire waveguide lasers
Titanium-doped sapphire is one of the most prominent laser materials and is appreciated for its excellent heat conductivity and broadband gain spectrum, allowing for a wide wavelength tunability and generation of ultrashort pulses. As one of the hardest materials, it can also serve as a model system for the fabrication of optical waveguide structures in dielectric crystalline materials and applications in integrated optics. In this paper, we review the recent approaches towards gain and laser operation in Ti:sapphire optical waveguides, including epitaxial growth, surface micro-structuring, and in-depth refractive-index modifications. Several methods including pulsed laser deposition, reactive ion etching, ion in-diffusion, light-ion implantation, and femtosecond-laser irradiation are presented and the results with respect to obtained refractive-index profiles, waveguide propagation losses, and laser performance are discussed.
1612-2011
560-571
Pollnau, M.
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Grivas, C.
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Laversenne, L.
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Wilkinson, J.S.
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Eason, R.W.
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Shepherd, D.P.
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Pollnau, M.
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Grivas, C.
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Laversenne, L.
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Wilkinson, J.S.
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Eason, R.W.
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Shepherd, D.P.
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Pollnau, M., Grivas, C., Laversenne, L., Wilkinson, J.S., Eason, R.W. and Shepherd, D.P. (2007) Ti:Sapphire waveguide lasers. Laser Physics Letters, 4 (8), 560-571. (doi:10.1002/lapl.200710021).

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Abstract

Titanium-doped sapphire is one of the most prominent laser materials and is appreciated for its excellent heat conductivity and broadband gain spectrum, allowing for a wide wavelength tunability and generation of ultrashort pulses. As one of the hardest materials, it can also serve as a model system for the fabrication of optical waveguide structures in dielectric crystalline materials and applications in integrated optics. In this paper, we review the recent approaches towards gain and laser operation in Ti:sapphire optical waveguides, including epitaxial growth, surface micro-structuring, and in-depth refractive-index modifications. Several methods including pulsed laser deposition, reactive ion etching, ion in-diffusion, light-ion implantation, and femtosecond-laser irradiation are presented and the results with respect to obtained refractive-index profiles, waveguide propagation losses, and laser performance are discussed.

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Published date: 2007

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Local EPrints ID: 65757
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/65757
ISSN: 1612-2011
PURE UUID: 0eb7e6eb-bd6f-42be-bd65-9bbdab385c71
ORCID for J.S. Wilkinson: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0003-4712-1697
ORCID for R.W. Eason: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-9704-2204
ORCID for D.P. Shepherd: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-4561-8184

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Date deposited: 24 Mar 2009
Last modified: 17 Jun 2021 01:33

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