Compact, highly efficient ytterbium doped bismuthate glass waveguide laser

R. Mary*, S. J. Beecher, G. Brown, R. R. Thomson, D. Jaque, S. Ohara, A. K. Kar

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Laser slope efficiencies close to the quantum defect limit and in excess of 78% have been obtained from an ultrafast laser inscribed buried channel waveguide fabricated in a ytterbium-doped bismuthate glass. The simultaneous achievement of low propagation losses and preservation of the fluorescence properties of ytterbium ions is the basis of the outstanding laser performance. (C) 2012 Optical Society of America

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1691-1693
Number of pages3
JournalOptics Letters
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 15 May 2012




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