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Optical spectroscopy of neodymium-doped tantalum pentoxide slab waveguides
B.Unal 1, M.C.Netti 2, N.M.B.Perney 2, M.Hassan 2, D.P.Shepherd 3, J.J.Baumberg 2 & J.S.Wilkinson 3
(1) Department of Electronics & Computer Science and (3) Optoelectronics Research Centre, University of Southampton, UK
(2) Mesophotonics Limited, Chilworth Business Incubator, 2 Venture Road, Chilworth Science Park, Southampton, SO16 7NP, UK
Neodymium doped tantalum pentoxide (Nd:Ta2O5) waveguides were fabricated by RF sputtering from a Nd doped Ta2O5 target. Waveguide losses, absorption spectra, fluorescence spectra and excited-state lifetime were measured, and show promise for realisation of waveguide lasers.
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