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Planar waveguide structures created by PLD
M.Jelínek1, J.Lančok1, J.Sonsky1, L.Jastrabík1, C.Grivas2, C.Fotakis2, A.A.Anderson3, R.W.Eason3, F.Flory4
1. Institute of Physics, Czech Academy of Sciences, Na Slovance 2, 18040 Prague 8, Czech Republic
2. F.O.R.T.H. - I.E.S.L., Vasilica Vouton, PO Box 1527, Heraklion 71 110, Crete, Greece
3. Department of Physics and Optoelectronics Research Centre, University of Southampton, UK
4. Ecole Nationale Superieure de Physique de Marseilles, 13397 Marseilles Cedex 13, France
In this work an overview of active planar waveguide systems created by various technologies and especially by method of pulsed laser deposition (PLD) is given. Parameters of created planar waveguide lasers are summarized.
Our experiences with laser deposition and characterization of thin films of Ti:sapphire, Nd:YAG and Nd:YAP are presented. For film deposition a KrF excimer laser was used. Film properties were characterized by XRD, mode spectroscopy, and by study of attenuation and luminescence spectra. Films exhibit waveguiding properties. The waveguide losses as low as 1 dB/cm for Ti:sapphire/sapphire and 0.5 dB/cm for Nd:YAP/(0001)sapphire were measured.
ALT'97 International Conference on Laser Surface Processing (1998) Vol.3404
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