To date, the demonstrated integrated devices in rare-earth ion doped potassium double tungstates have shown very promising results, including high gain in on-chip amplifiers and high efficiency and output power in on-chip lasers. These devices, however, were fabricated using low refractive index contrast waveguides, which are not suitable for ring resonators or to achieve anomalous dispersion. High refractive index contrast KY(WO4)2 waveguides with high confinement are therefore needed as building blocks for active devices.
In this work, pedestal disk resonators are proposed, based on a combination of swift ion irradiation, focused ion beam milling and a novel wet etching process. In-coupling of light into the first fabricated pedestal disks will be presented.