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Erbium-doped ion-exchanged waveguide lasers in BK-7 glass

Erbium-doped ion-exchanged waveguide lasers in BK-7 glass
Erbium-doped ion-exchanged waveguide lasers in BK-7 glass
Ion exchange in glass is a simple, flexible, technique to realize optical fiber compatible planar waveguide devices. Recently, neodymium-doped waveguide lasers operating at 1060 and 1300 nm have been demonstrated in this technology. Lasers operating at 1540 nm are desirable for telecommunication applications and we report here, for the first time, ion-exchanged waveguide lasers in erbium-doped glass emitting at this wavelength. Lasers in BK-7 glass doped with 0.5 wt% Er2O3 and pumped at 980 nm exhibited launched pump power thresholds of 150 mW and slope efficiencies of 0.55%. The waveguides operated in a single transverse mode at the lasing wavelength.
1041-1135
542-544
Feuchter, T.
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Mwarania, E.K.
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Wang, J.
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Reekie, L.
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Wilkinson, J.S.
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Feuchter, T.
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Mwarania, E.K.
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Wang, J.
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Reekie, L.
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Wilkinson, J.S.
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Feuchter, T., Mwarania, E.K., Wang, J., Reekie, L. and Wilkinson, J.S. (1992) Erbium-doped ion-exchanged waveguide lasers in BK-7 glass. IEEE Photonics Technology Letters, 4 (6), 542-544. (doi:10.1109/68.141961).

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Ion exchange in glass is a simple, flexible, technique to realize optical fiber compatible planar waveguide devices. Recently, neodymium-doped waveguide lasers operating at 1060 and 1300 nm have been demonstrated in this technology. Lasers operating at 1540 nm are desirable for telecommunication applications and we report here, for the first time, ion-exchanged waveguide lasers in erbium-doped glass emitting at this wavelength. Lasers in BK-7 glass doped with 0.5 wt% Er2O3 and pumped at 980 nm exhibited launched pump power thresholds of 150 mW and slope efficiencies of 0.55%. The waveguides operated in a single transverse mode at the lasing wavelength.

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e-pub ahead of print date: 1992

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Local EPrints ID: 78342
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/78342
ISSN: 1041-1135
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ORCID for J.S. Wilkinson: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0003-4712-1697

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Date deposited: 11 Mar 2010
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