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Rare-earth-doped planar waveguide lasers

Hanna, D.C. (1993) Rare-earth-doped planar waveguide lasers At European Conference on Integrated Optics (ECIO '93), Switzerland. 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

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Published date: 1993
Additional Information: Technical Digest P3-1
Venue - Dates: European Conference on Integrated Optics (ECIO '93), Switzerland, 1993-04-18 - 1993-04-22
Organisations: Physics & Astronomy


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Date deposited: 11 Mar 2010
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 23:33

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