Abstract

We report the performance of a dual-wavelength waveguide laser based on a phase-modulated sampled-grating architecture fabricated using the femtosecond laser direct-write technique. The waveguide laser was written in Yb-doped phosphate glass and had a narrow linewidth (<10pm), high signal-to-noise ratio (>60dB), 5 mW output power per channel, and wavelength separation of 10 nm.

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2004 (1)

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J. Chow, G. Town, B. Eggleton, M. Ibsen, K. Sugden, and I. Bennion, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 8, 60 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Chen, F.

Chen, L. R.

Chen, X.

L. Jia, Z. Yin, L. Zhang, and X. Chen, Appl. Opt. 50, 604 (2011).
[CrossRef]

J. Sun, Y. Dai, Y. Zhang, X. Chen, and S. Xie, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 18, 2493 (2006).
[CrossRef]

J. Sun, Y. Dai, X. Chen, Y. Zhang, and S. Xie, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 18, 2587 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Chow, J.

J. Chow, G. Town, B. Eggleton, M. Ibsen, K. Sugden, and I. Bennion, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 8, 60 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Cowle, G. J.

M. Ibsen, E. Ronnekleiv, G. J. Cowle, M. N. Zervas, and R. I. Laming, Electron. Lett. 36, 143 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Cruz, J. L.

G. E. Villanueva, P. Perez-Millan, J. Palaci, J. L. Cruz, M. V. Andres, and J. Marti, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 22, 254 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Dai, Y.

J. Sun, Y. Dai, Y. Zhang, X. Chen, and S. Xie, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 18, 2493 (2006).
[CrossRef]

J. Sun, Y. Dai, X. Chen, Y. Zhang, and S. Xie, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 18, 2587 (2006).
[CrossRef]

de Aldana, J. R. V.

Dekker, P.

Della Valle, G.

G. Della Valle, R. Osellame, and P. Laporta, J. Opt. A 11, 013001 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Eggleton, B.

J. Chow, G. Town, B. Eggleton, M. Ibsen, K. Sugden, and I. Bennion, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 8, 60 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Eggleton, B. J.

B. J. Eggleton, P. A. Krug, L. Poladian, and F. Ouellette, Electron. Lett. 30, 1620 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Gattass, R. R.

R. R. Gattass and E. Mazur, Nat. Photon. 2, 219 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Grant, K. J.

S. Pradhan, G. E. Town, and K. J. Grant, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 18, 1741 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Gu, X.

Ha, S.

Hickey, L. M. B.

K. Yelen, L. M. B. Hickey, and M. N. Zervas, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 40, 711 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Ibsen, M.

M. Ibsen, E. Ronnekleiv, G. J. Cowle, M. N. Zervas, and R. I. Laming, Electron. Lett. 36, 143 (2000).
[CrossRef]

J. Chow, G. Town, B. Eggleton, M. Ibsen, K. Sugden, and I. Bennion, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 8, 60 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Jaque, D.

Jia, L.

Jia, Y.

Jovanovic, N.

Kivshar, Y. S.

Krug, P. A.

B. J. Eggleton, P. A. Krug, L. Poladian, and F. Ouellette, Electron. Lett. 30, 1620 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Laming, R. I.

M. Ibsen, E. Ronnekleiv, G. J. Cowle, M. N. Zervas, and R. I. Laming, Electron. Lett. 36, 143 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Laporta, P.

G. Della Valle, R. Osellame, and P. Laporta, J. Opt. A 11, 013001 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Liu, X.

X. Liu, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 19, 632 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Marshall, G.

M. Ams, G. Marshall, P. Dekker, J. Piper, and M. Withford, Laser Photon. Rev. 3, 535 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Marshall, G. D.

Marti, J.

G. E. Villanueva, P. Perez-Millan, J. Palaci, J. L. Cruz, M. V. Andres, and J. Marti, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 22, 254 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Mazur, E.

R. R. Gattass and E. Mazur, Nat. Photon. 2, 219 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Neshev, D. N.

Nolte, S.

A. Szameit and S. Nolte, J. Phys. B 43, 163001 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Osellame, R.

G. Della Valle, R. Osellame, and P. Laporta, J. Opt. A 11, 013001 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Ouellette, F.

B. J. Eggleton, P. A. Krug, L. Poladian, and F. Ouellette, Electron. Lett. 30, 1620 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Palaci, J.

G. E. Villanueva, P. Perez-Millan, J. Palaci, J. L. Cruz, M. V. Andres, and J. Marti, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 22, 254 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Perez-Millan, P.

G. E. Villanueva, P. Perez-Millan, J. Palaci, J. L. Cruz, M. V. Andres, and J. Marti, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 22, 254 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Piper, J.

M. Ams, G. Marshall, P. Dekker, J. Piper, and M. Withford, Laser Photon. Rev. 3, 535 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Piper, J. A.

Poladian, L.

B. J. Eggleton, P. A. Krug, L. Poladian, and F. Ouellette, Electron. Lett. 30, 1620 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Pradhan, S.

S. Pradhan, G. E. Town, and K. J. Grant, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 18, 1741 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Ronnekleiv, E.

M. Ibsen, E. Ronnekleiv, G. J. Cowle, M. N. Zervas, and R. I. Laming, Electron. Lett. 36, 143 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Steel, M. J.

Sugden, K.

J. Chow, G. Town, B. Eggleton, M. Ibsen, K. Sugden, and I. Bennion, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 8, 60 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Sukhorukov, A. A.

Sun, J.

J. Sun, Y. Dai, Y. Zhang, X. Chen, and S. Xie, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 18, 2493 (2006).
[CrossRef]

J. Sun, Y. Dai, X. Chen, Y. Zhang, and S. Xie, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 18, 2587 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Szameit, A.

A. Szameit and S. Nolte, J. Phys. B 43, 163001 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Tan, Y.

Town, G.

J. Chow, G. Town, B. Eggleton, M. Ibsen, K. Sugden, and I. Bennion, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 8, 60 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Town, G. E.

S. Pradhan, G. E. Town, and K. J. Grant, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 18, 1741 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Villanueva, G. E.

G. E. Villanueva, P. Perez-Millan, J. Palaci, J. L. Cruz, M. V. Andres, and J. Marti, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 22, 254 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Williams, R. J.

Withford, M.

M. Ams, G. Marshall, P. Dekker, J. Piper, and M. Withford, Laser Photon. Rev. 3, 535 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Withford, M. J.

Xie, S.

J. Sun, Y. Dai, X. Chen, Y. Zhang, and S. Xie, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 18, 2587 (2006).
[CrossRef]

J. Sun, Y. Dai, Y. Zhang, X. Chen, and S. Xie, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 18, 2493 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Yelen, K.

K. Yelen, L. M. B. Hickey, and M. N. Zervas, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 40, 711 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Yin, Z.

Zervas, M. N.

K. Yelen, L. M. B. Hickey, and M. N. Zervas, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 40, 711 (2004).
[CrossRef]

M. Ibsen, E. Ronnekleiv, G. J. Cowle, M. N. Zervas, and R. I. Laming, Electron. Lett. 36, 143 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Zhang, L.

Zhang, Y.

J. Sun, Y. Dai, Y. Zhang, X. Chen, and S. Xie, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 18, 2493 (2006).
[CrossRef]

J. Sun, Y. Dai, X. Chen, Y. Zhang, and S. Xie, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 18, 2587 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Opt. (1)

Electron. Lett. (2)

M. Ibsen, E. Ronnekleiv, G. J. Cowle, M. N. Zervas, and R. I. Laming, Electron. Lett. 36, 143 (2000).
[CrossRef]

B. J. Eggleton, P. A. Krug, L. Poladian, and F. Ouellette, Electron. Lett. 30, 1620 (1994).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (1)

K. Yelen, L. M. B. Hickey, and M. N. Zervas, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 40, 711 (2004).
[CrossRef]

IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. (6)

J. Sun, Y. Dai, Y. Zhang, X. Chen, and S. Xie, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 18, 2493 (2006).
[CrossRef]

J. Sun, Y. Dai, X. Chen, Y. Zhang, and S. Xie, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 18, 2587 (2006).
[CrossRef]

X. Liu, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 19, 632 (2007).
[CrossRef]

G. E. Villanueva, P. Perez-Millan, J. Palaci, J. L. Cruz, M. V. Andres, and J. Marti, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 22, 254 (2010).
[CrossRef]

J. Chow, G. Town, B. Eggleton, M. Ibsen, K. Sugden, and I. Bennion, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 8, 60 (1996).
[CrossRef]

S. Pradhan, G. E. Town, and K. J. Grant, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 18, 1741 (2006).
[CrossRef]

J. Opt. A (1)

G. Della Valle, R. Osellame, and P. Laporta, J. Opt. A 11, 013001 (2009).
[CrossRef]

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B (1)

J. Phys. B (1)

A. Szameit and S. Nolte, J. Phys. B 43, 163001 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Laser Photon. Rev. (1)

M. Ams, G. Marshall, P. Dekker, J. Piper, and M. Withford, Laser Photon. Rev. 3, 535 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Nat. Photon. (1)

R. R. Gattass and E. Mazur, Nat. Photon. 2, 219 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Express (2)

Opt. Lett. (3)

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Figures (5)

Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

Experimental setup for multiwavelength WGL fabrication.

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

Output spectra of multiple 10 mm long WGLs plotted on the same axes demonstrating a gain bandwidth of approximately 100 nm.

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

Transmission spectrum of a 20 mm long WBG in Yb-doped phosphate glass with a π/2 phase shift spatially located in its center. The gradual decrease in transmission up to the Bragg resonance is indicative of the radiation modes of the grating in a geometry that has no well-defined cladding.

Fig. 4.
Fig. 4.

Transmission spectrum of a π/2 phase-modulated sampled WBG fabricated in Yb-doped phosphate glass. The central Bragg resonance is suppressed while odd harmonic sideband resonances emerge. This complex grating structure was written in a single fabrication step without any postprocessing.

Fig. 5.
Fig. 5.

Output spectrum, at full pump power, of a dual-wavelength laser fabricated in a 10 mm long Yb-doped phosphate glass using a π/2 phase-modulated sampled DFB WBG. The ordinate axis scale is referenced to the peak.

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