Directly written monolithic waveguide laser incorporating a distributed feedback waveguide-Bragg grating

Graham D. Marshall, Peter Dekker, Martin Ams, James A. Piper, Michael J. Withford

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Abstract

We report the fabrication and performance of the first C-band directly written monolithic waveguide laser (WGL). The WGL device was created in an erbium- and ytterbium-doped phosphate glass host and consisted of an optical waveguide that included a distributed feedback Bragg grating structure. The femtosecond laser direct-write technique was used to create both the waveguide and the waveguide-Bragg grating simultaneously and in a single processing step. The waveguide laser was optically pumped at approximately 980 nm and lased at 1537 nm with a bandwidth of less than 4 pm.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)956-958
Number of pages3
JournalOptics Letters
Volume33
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2008

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This paper was published in Optics Letters and is made available as an electronic reprint with the permission of OSA. The paper can be found at the following URL on the OSA website: [http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-33-9-956]. Systematic or multiple reproduction or distribution to multiple locations via electronic or other means is prohibited and is subject to penalties under law.

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