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An experimental comparison of nonlinear and parabolic tapered waveguide lasers and a demonstration of broad-stripe diode pumping

By S.J. Hettrick, J. Wang, C. Li, J.S. Wilkinson and D.P. Shepherd

Abstract

This paper compares the laser performance of linear and parabolic tapered waveguides in ion-exchanged Nd:Glass, finding significant advantage for the linear guides, with demonstrated adiabatic expansion to widths of 250µm. The characterization of these waveguide lasers by Ti:sapphire pumping is followed by a demonstration of high-power diode-pumped laser operation and a discussion of the optimization of such a scheme for producing high-power integrated-optics laser sources. <br/

Topics: QC, TK
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