Fabrication and characterization of ion-exchanged neodymium-doped glass waveguide lasers

Veronique Francois, Tomoko Ohtsuki, Nasser N Peyghambarian, S. Iraj Najafi

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Abstract

We report on fabrication and characterization of channel waveguide lasers, operating near 1.06 μm and made in a commercial neodymium-doped glass using thermal silver ion exchange. The slope efficiency and threshold are measured as a function of waveguide width. The waveguide structure with a 7.5 μm width shows the best laser characteristics in terms of threshold and slope efficiency. The emitted wavelength, while close to the peak emission wavelength of the bulk glass at 1.059 μm, varies with the waveguide width. This behavior is interpreted in terms of the birefringence and the dichroism of the waveguides.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
EditorsMario N. Armenise, Ka-Kha Wong
PublisherSociety of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers
Pages176-181
Number of pages6
Volume2401
ISBN (Print)0819417483
Publication statusPublished - 1995
Externally publishedYes
EventFunctional Photonic Integrated Circuits - San Jose, CA, USA
Duration: Feb 9 1995Feb 10 1995

Other

OtherFunctional Photonic Integrated Circuits
CitySan Jose, CA, USA
Period2/9/952/10/95

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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Francois, V., Ohtsuki, T., Peyghambarian, N. N., & Najafi, S. I. (1995). Fabrication and characterization of ion-exchanged neodymium-doped glass waveguide lasers. In M. N. Armenise, & K-K. Wong (Eds.), Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering (Vol. 2401, pp. 176-181). Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers.