Monolithic 100 mW Yb waveguide laser fabricated using the femtosecond-laser direct-write technique

Martin Ams*, Peter Dekker, Graham D. Marshall, Michael J. Withford

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Abstract

A femtosecond-laser-written monolithic waveguide laser (WGL) oscillator based on a distributed-feedback architecture and fabricated in ytterbium-doped phosphate glass is reported. The device lased at 1033 nm with an output power of 102 mW and a bandwidth of less than 2 pm when bidirectionally pumped at 976 nm. The WGL device was stable and operated for 50 h without degradation. This demonstration of a high-performance WGL opens the possibility for creating a variety of narrow-linewidth laser designs in bulk glasses.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)247-249
Number of pages3
JournalOptics Letters
Volume34
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2009

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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-34-3-247]. 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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