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 250 µm. 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.

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P. Madasamy, S. Honkanen, D. F. Geraghty and N. Peyghambarian, "Single-mode tapered waveguide laser in Er-doped glass with multimode-diode pumping", Appl. Phys. Lett. , vol. 82, pp. 1332-1334, 2003.

J. D. Minelly, L. A. Zenteno, M. J. Dejneka, W. J. Miller, D. V. Kukzenkov, M. K. Davis, S. G. Crigler and M. E. Bardo, "High power diode pumped single-transverse-mode Yb fiber laser operating at 978 nm", in Dig. Optical Fiber Communications Conf., 2000, postdeadline paper PD2.

D. F. Welch, P. S. Cross, D. R. Scifres, W. Streifer and R. D. Burnham, "High power, AlGaAs buried heterostructures lasers with flared waveguides", Appl. Phys. Lett., vol. 50, pp. 233-235, 1987.

M. N. Weiss and R. Srivastava, "Determination of ion-exchanged channel waveguide profile parameters by mode-index measurements", Appl. Opt. , vol. 34, pp. 455-458, 1995.

A. F. Milton and W. K. Burns, "Mode coupling in optical waveguide horns", IEEE J. Quantum Electron., vol. QE-13, pp. 828-835, Oct. 1977 .

W. A. Clarkson and D. C. Hanna, "Effects of transverse-mode profile on slope efficiency and relaxation oscillations in a longitudinally pumped laser", J. Mod. Opt., vol. 36, pp. 483-498, 1989.

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