Waveguide laser inscribed in neodimium YAG crystal by femtosecond writing

A. G. Okhrimchuk*, A. V. Shestakov, I. Khrushchev, I. Bennion

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Abstract

A technique of direct writing of depressed cladding waveguides by a femtosecond laser beam in doped YAG laser crystals has been developed. A low threshold buried waveguide laser in the YAG:Nd3+ crystal has been demonstrated. Spectroscopic investigation of the crystal modified by a femtosecond laser beam and phase delay measurements of refractive index change in series of YAG crystals lead to conclusion that the refractive index change is due modifications in a defect system of a doped YAG crystal, while crystal lattice persists during this process.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)836-841
Number of pages6
JournalTrends in Optics and Photonics
Volume98
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 9 Feb 2005

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