Abstract

We report 1.064-μm laser operation of an epitaxially grown Nd:YAG planar waveguide with thresholds as low as ~0.7 mW when high-reflectivity mirrors are used. The output is single mode and, when a 83% reflectivity output coupler is used, has a diode pumped slope efficiency of ~40%. Output powers in excess of 60 mW have been obtained when pumping with a Rhodamine 6G dye laser.

© 1992 Optical Society of America

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