Abstract

Fabrication and laser operation of proton-implanted Ti:sapphire buried channel waveguides is reported for the first time to our knowledge. Without any postimplantation annealing of the structures, continuous laser operation near 780nm was demonstrated at room temperature at an absorbed pump power threshold of 230mW. Single-transverse-mode laser emission was observed with measured beam propagation factors Mx2 and My2 of 1.5 and 1.2, respectively. An output power of 12.4mW for 1W pump power was obtained with an output coupler of 4.6% transmission at the signal wavelength. Higher output powers were measured in waveguides with larger cross sections exhibiting multimode laser emission.

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