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900nm Nd:Ti:LiNbO3 waveguide laser

C.T.A.Brown, J.Amin, D.P.Shepherd, A.C.Tropper, and M.Hempstead
Optoelectronics Research Centre, University of Southampton, UK

J.M.Almeida
Centro de Fisca do Porto, Rua do Campo Alegre 687, 4150 Porto, Portugal

Abstract

We report what is to our knowledge the first laser operation of Nd3+-doped LiNbO3 near 900 nm. An absorbed power threshold of 26 mW was obtained when the device was pumped at 814 nm. The design of the waveguide geometry to favor laser operation at this wavelength is demonstrated.


Optics Letters (1997) Vol.22(23) pp.1778-1780

doi: 10.1364/OL.22.001778

Southampton ePrint id: 78004

 

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