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21 October 1994 Neodymium-doped glasses for waveguide lasers
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We report recent results from our work on the fabrication of neodymium waveguide lasers. Several neodymium doped glasses. APG-1, LG-680, BK 7 and S 3 made by Schott Glass Technologies, Inc. were studied as candidates for use as waveguide lasers. It was found that S 3, a standard ophthalmic glass, had the best ion-exchange properties of any of the glasses studied. A waveguide laser was successfully made using the neodymium doped S 3 glass.
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Kenneth H. Church, Raymond Zanoni, David L. Sapak, and Joseph S. Hayden "Neodymium-doped glasses for waveguide lasers", Proc. SPIE 2287, Properties and Characteristics of Optical Glass III, (21 October 1994); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.190937
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