23 October 2014 Femtosecond laser-written lithium niobate waveguide laser operating at 1085 nm
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We report on the channel waveguide lasers at 1085 nm in femtosecond laser written Type II waveguides in an Nd:MgO:LiNbO3 crystal. The waveguide was constructed in a typical dual-line approach. In the geometry, we found that four vicinal regions of the track pair could guide light propagation. In addition, these guiding cores support polarization-dependent-guided modes. The propagation losses of the waveguides were measured to be as low as 1  dB/cm. Under an optical pump at 808 nm, the continuous-wave waveguide lasing at 1085 nm was generated, reaching a slope efficiency of 27% and maximum output power of 8 mW. The lasing threshold was 71 mW. Our results show that with the femtosecond laser written Nd:MgO:LiNbO3 waveguide as the miniature light source, it was possible to construct all-LiNbO3-based integrated devices for diverse photonic applications.
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Yang Tan, Yang Tan, Javier Rodríguez Vázquez de Aldana, Javier Rodríguez Vázquez de Aldana, Feng Chen, Feng Chen, } "Femtosecond laser-written lithium niobate waveguide laser operating at 1085 nm," Optical Engineering 53(10), 107109 (23 October 2014). https://doi.org/10.1117/1.OE.53.10.107109 . Submission:

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