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Thermally indiffused Tm3+:LiNbO3 waveguide lasers

Thermally indiffused Tm3+:LiNbO3 waveguide lasers
Thermally indiffused Tm3+:LiNbO3 waveguide lasers
Rare earth doped LiNbO3 is an interesting laser host as it has nonlinear, electro-optic and acousto-optic properties. Low-loss waveguides can also be made in this material and then combined with thermal indiffusion of the laser dopant. LiNbO3 can also be periodically poled for quasi-phase matching and/or reduced photorefraction. We report the first room temperature lasing of Tm3+:LiNbO3, and the first periodically poled Ti waveguides formed by electric field poling. Lasing was observed at 1.85µm in a Ti-indiffused waveguide with rare earth doping performed by thermal indiffusion.
Jones, J.K.
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de Sandro, J.P.
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Shepherd, D.P.
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Webjörn, J.
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Hempstead, M.
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Wang, J.
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Tropper, A.C.
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Jones, J.K.
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de Sandro, J.P.
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Shepherd, D.P.
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Webjörn, J.
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Hempstead, M.
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Wang, J.
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Tropper, A.C.
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Jones, J.K., de Sandro, J.P., Shepherd, D.P., Webjörn, J., Hempstead, M., Wang, J. and Tropper, A.C. (1995) Thermally indiffused Tm3+:LiNbO3 waveguide lasers. 12th UK National Quantum Electronics Conference (QE12), Southampton, United Kingdom. 04 - 08 Sep 1995. 1 pp .

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Abstract

Rare earth doped LiNbO3 is an interesting laser host as it has nonlinear, electro-optic and acousto-optic properties. Low-loss waveguides can also be made in this material and then combined with thermal indiffusion of the laser dopant. LiNbO3 can also be periodically poled for quasi-phase matching and/or reduced photorefraction. We report the first room temperature lasing of Tm3+:LiNbO3, and the first periodically poled Ti waveguides formed by electric field poling. Lasing was observed at 1.85µm in a Ti-indiffused waveguide with rare earth doping performed by thermal indiffusion.

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Published date: 1995
Venue - Dates: 12th UK National Quantum Electronics Conference (QE12), Southampton, United Kingdom, 1995-09-04 - 1995-09-08

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Local EPrints ID: 77004
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/77004
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ORCID for D.P. Shepherd: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-4561-8184

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Date deposited: 11 Mar 2010
Last modified: 03 Apr 2019 00:37

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