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High-numerical-aperture, contact-bonded, planar waveguides for diode-bar-pumped lasers

High-numerical-aperture, contact-bonded, planar waveguides for diode-bar-pumped lasers
High-numerical-aperture, contact-bonded, planar waveguides for diode-bar-pumped lasers
We report on the design and fabrication of Nd:YAG planar waveguides suitable for in-plane, diode-bar pumping. Contact-bonded Nd:YAG on Sapphire waveguides are shown to have the high numerical aperture (0.46), low propagation loss (<0.2dB/cm), and good thermal properties necessary to make efficient diode-bar-pumped lasers and amplifiers. Coupling efficiencies of 73% and 60% have been demonstrated between a 20W diode-bar and an 8µm and a 4µm thick planar waveguide respectively, leading to 3.7W of waveguide-laser output.
lasers, waveguides, diode-pumped lasers, contact-bonding, nd:yag
0030-4018
47-50
Shepherd, D.P.
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Bonner, C.L.
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Brown, C.T.A.
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Clarkson, W.A.
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Tropper, A.C.
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Hanna, D.C.
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Meissner, H.E.
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Shepherd, D.P.
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Bonner, C.L.
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Brown, C.T.A.
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Clarkson, W.A.
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Tropper, A.C.
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Hanna, D.C.
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Shepherd, D.P., Bonner, C.L., Brown, C.T.A., Clarkson, W.A., Tropper, A.C., Hanna, D.C. and Meissner, H.E. (1999) High-numerical-aperture, contact-bonded, planar waveguides for diode-bar-pumped lasers. Optics Communications, 160 (1-3), 47-50. (doi:10.1016/S0030-4018(98)00653-1).

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Abstract

We report on the design and fabrication of Nd:YAG planar waveguides suitable for in-plane, diode-bar pumping. Contact-bonded Nd:YAG on Sapphire waveguides are shown to have the high numerical aperture (0.46), low propagation loss (<0.2dB/cm), and good thermal properties necessary to make efficient diode-bar-pumped lasers and amplifiers. Coupling efficiencies of 73% and 60% have been demonstrated between a 20W diode-bar and an 8µm and a 4µm thick planar waveguide respectively, leading to 3.7W of waveguide-laser output.

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Published date: 1 February 1999
Keywords: lasers, waveguides, diode-pumped lasers, contact-bonding, nd:yag

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Local EPrints ID: 77847
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/77847
ISSN: 0030-4018
PURE UUID: be40308b-4b3a-4d1e-8ff9-891005112614
ORCID for D.P. Shepherd: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-4561-8184

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Date deposited: 11 Mar 2010
Last modified: 26 Nov 2019 02:06

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