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Abstract: We study the time dependent performance of distributed feedback (DFB) waveguide lasers (WGLs) fabricated with an ultrafast laser in Yb-doped phosphate and silicate glasses for the first time. After 30 hours of continuous pumping, the phosphate based laser performance degraded while the silicate based laser surprisingly improved in performance. Additional studies of grating behavior during optical pumping imply that the propagation loss for the silicate glass waveguides reduces over time.

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2014 (1)

F. Chen and J. R. V. de Aldana, “Optical waveguides in crystalline dielectric materials produced by femtosecond-laser micromachining,” Laser Photon. Rev. 8(2), 251–275 (2014).
[Crossref]

2013 (2)

2012 (2)

2011 (3)

2010 (2)

D. J. Little, M. Ams, P. Dekker, G. D. Marshall, and M. J. Withford, “Mechanism of femtosecond-laser induced refractive index change in phosphate glass under a low repetition-rate regime,” J. Appl. Phys. 108(3), 033110 (2010).
[Crossref]

P. Dekker, M. Ams, G. D. Marshall, D. J. Little, and M. J. Withford, “Annealing dynamics of waveguide Bragg gratings: evidence of femtosecond laser induced colour centres,” Opt. Express 18(4), 3274–3283 (2010).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

2009 (3)

L. B. Fletcher, J. J. Witcher, W. B. Reichman, A. Arai, J. Bovatsek, and D. M. Krol, “Changes to the network structure of Er-Yb doped phosphate glass induced by femtosecond laser pulses,” J. Appl. Phys. 106(8), 083107 (2009).
[Crossref]

A. Ródenas, G. A. Torchia, G. Lifante, E. Cantelar, J. Lamela, F. Jaque, L. Roso, and D. Jaque, “Refractive index change mechanisms in femtosecond laser written ceramic Nd:YAG waveguides: micro-spectroscopy experiments and beam propagation calculations,” Appl. Phys. B 95(1), 85–96 (2009).
[Crossref]

J. Siebenmorgen, K. Petermann, G. Huber, K. Rademaker, S. Nolte, and A. Tünnermann, “Femtosecond laser written stress-induced Nd:Y3Al5O12 (Nd:YAG) channel waveguide laser,” Appl. Phys. B 97(2), 251–255 (2009).
[Crossref]

2008 (1)

N. D. Psaila, R. R. Thomson, H. T. Bookey, N. Chiodo, S. Shen, R. Osellame, G. Cerullo, A. Jha, and A. Kar, “Er:Yb-doped oxyfluoride silicate glass waveguide laser fabricated using ultrafast laser inscription,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 20(2), 126–128 (2008).
[Crossref]

2006 (1)

R. Osellame, N. Chiodo, G. Della Valle, G. Cerullo, R. Ramponi, P. Laporta, A. Killi, U. Morgner, and O. Svelto, “Waveguide lasers in the C-band fabricated by laser inscription with a compact femtosecond oscillator,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 12(2), 277–285 (2006).
[Crossref]

2005 (2)

V. R. Bhardwaj, E. Simova, P. B. Corkum, D. M. Rayner, C. Hnatovsky, R. S. Taylor, B. Schreder, M. Kluge, and J. Zimmer, “Femtosecond laser-induced refractive index modification in multicomponent glasses,” J. Appl. Phys. 97(8), 083102(2005).
[Crossref]

M. Ams, G. Marshall, D. Spence, and M. Withford, “Slit beam shaping method for femtosecond laser direct-write fabrication of symmetric waveguides in bulk glasses,” Opt. Express 13(15), 5676–5681 (2005).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

2004 (1)

2002 (1)

1996 (1)

Ams, M.

M. Ams, P. Dekker, G. D. Marshall, and M. J. Withford, “Ultrafast laser-written dual-wavelength waveguide laser,” Opt. Lett. 37(6), 993–995 (2012).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

D. J. Little, M. Ams, and M. J. Withford, “Influence of bandgap and polarization on photo-ionization: guidelines for ultrafast laser inscription [Invited],” Opt. Mater. Express 1(4), 670–677 (2011).
[Crossref]

D. G. Lancaster, S. Gross, H. Ebendorff-Heidepriem, K. Kuan, T. M. Monro, M. Ams, A. Fuerbach, and M. J. Withford, “Fifty percent internal slope efficiency femtosecond direct-written Tm³⁺:ZBLAN waveguide laser,” Opt. Lett. 36(9), 1587–1589 (2011).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

D. J. Little, M. Ams, S. Gross, P. Dekker, C. T. Miese, A. Fuerbach, and M. J. Withford, “Structural changes in BK7 glass upon exposure to femtosecond laser pulses,” J. Raman Spectrosc. 42(4), 715–718 (2011).
[Crossref]

D. J. Little, M. Ams, P. Dekker, G. D. Marshall, and M. J. Withford, “Mechanism of femtosecond-laser induced refractive index change in phosphate glass under a low repetition-rate regime,” J. Appl. Phys. 108(3), 033110 (2010).
[Crossref]

P. Dekker, M. Ams, G. D. Marshall, D. J. Little, and M. J. Withford, “Annealing dynamics of waveguide Bragg gratings: evidence of femtosecond laser induced colour centres,” Opt. Express 18(4), 3274–3283 (2010).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

M. Ams, G. Marshall, D. Spence, and M. Withford, “Slit beam shaping method for femtosecond laser direct-write fabrication of symmetric waveguides in bulk glasses,” Opt. Express 13(15), 5676–5681 (2005).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Arai, A.

L. B. Fletcher, J. J. Witcher, W. B. Reichman, A. Arai, J. Bovatsek, and D. M. Krol, “Changes to the network structure of Er-Yb doped phosphate glass induced by femtosecond laser pulses,” J. Appl. Phys. 106(8), 083107 (2009).
[Crossref]

Beecher, S. J.

Bhardwaj, V. R.

V. R. Bhardwaj, E. Simova, P. B. Corkum, D. M. Rayner, C. Hnatovsky, R. S. Taylor, B. Schreder, M. Kluge, and J. Zimmer, “Femtosecond laser-induced refractive index modification in multicomponent glasses,” J. Appl. Phys. 97(8), 083102(2005).
[Crossref]

Bookey, H. T.

N. D. Psaila, R. R. Thomson, H. T. Bookey, N. Chiodo, S. Shen, R. Osellame, G. Cerullo, A. Jha, and A. Kar, “Er:Yb-doped oxyfluoride silicate glass waveguide laser fabricated using ultrafast laser inscription,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 20(2), 126–128 (2008).
[Crossref]

Borrelli, N. F.

Bovatsek, J.

L. B. Fletcher, J. J. Witcher, W. B. Reichman, A. Arai, J. Bovatsek, and D. M. Krol, “Changes to the network structure of Er-Yb doped phosphate glass induced by femtosecond laser pulses,” J. Appl. Phys. 106(8), 083107 (2009).
[Crossref]

Brown, G.

Cantelar, E.

A. Ródenas, G. A. Torchia, G. Lifante, E. Cantelar, J. Lamela, F. Jaque, L. Roso, and D. Jaque, “Refractive index change mechanisms in femtosecond laser written ceramic Nd:YAG waveguides: micro-spectroscopy experiments and beam propagation calculations,” Appl. Phys. B 95(1), 85–96 (2009).
[Crossref]

Cerullo, G.

N. D. Psaila, R. R. Thomson, H. T. Bookey, N. Chiodo, S. Shen, R. Osellame, G. Cerullo, A. Jha, and A. Kar, “Er:Yb-doped oxyfluoride silicate glass waveguide laser fabricated using ultrafast laser inscription,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 20(2), 126–128 (2008).
[Crossref]

R. Osellame, N. Chiodo, G. Della Valle, G. Cerullo, R. Ramponi, P. Laporta, A. Killi, U. Morgner, and O. Svelto, “Waveguide lasers in the C-band fabricated by laser inscription with a compact femtosecond oscillator,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 12(2), 277–285 (2006).
[Crossref]

S. Taccheo, G. D. Valle, R. Osellame, G. Cerullo, N. Chiodo, P. Laporta, O. Svelto, A. Killi, U. Morgner, M. Lederer, and D. Kopf, “Er:Yb-doped waveguide laser fabricated by femtosecond laser pulses,” Opt. Lett. 29(22), 2626–2628 (2004).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Chen, F.

F. Chen and J. R. V. de Aldana, “Optical waveguides in crystalline dielectric materials produced by femtosecond-laser micromachining,” Laser Photon. Rev. 8(2), 251–275 (2014).
[Crossref]

Chiodo, N.

N. D. Psaila, R. R. Thomson, H. T. Bookey, N. Chiodo, S. Shen, R. Osellame, G. Cerullo, A. Jha, and A. Kar, “Er:Yb-doped oxyfluoride silicate glass waveguide laser fabricated using ultrafast laser inscription,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 20(2), 126–128 (2008).
[Crossref]

R. Osellame, N. Chiodo, G. Della Valle, G. Cerullo, R. Ramponi, P. Laporta, A. Killi, U. Morgner, and O. Svelto, “Waveguide lasers in the C-band fabricated by laser inscription with a compact femtosecond oscillator,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 12(2), 277–285 (2006).
[Crossref]

S. Taccheo, G. D. Valle, R. Osellame, G. Cerullo, N. Chiodo, P. Laporta, O. Svelto, A. Killi, U. Morgner, M. Lederer, and D. Kopf, “Er:Yb-doped waveguide laser fabricated by femtosecond laser pulses,” Opt. Lett. 29(22), 2626–2628 (2004).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Corkum, P. B.

V. R. Bhardwaj, E. Simova, P. B. Corkum, D. M. Rayner, C. Hnatovsky, R. S. Taylor, B. Schreder, M. Kluge, and J. Zimmer, “Femtosecond laser-induced refractive index modification in multicomponent glasses,” J. Appl. Phys. 97(8), 083102(2005).
[Crossref]

Davis, K. M.

de Aldana, J. R. V.

F. Chen and J. R. V. de Aldana, “Optical waveguides in crystalline dielectric materials produced by femtosecond-laser micromachining,” Laser Photon. Rev. 8(2), 251–275 (2014).
[Crossref]

Dekker, P.

M. Ams, P. Dekker, G. D. Marshall, and M. J. Withford, “Ultrafast laser-written dual-wavelength waveguide laser,” Opt. Lett. 37(6), 993–995 (2012).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

D. J. Little, M. Ams, S. Gross, P. Dekker, C. T. Miese, A. Fuerbach, and M. J. Withford, “Structural changes in BK7 glass upon exposure to femtosecond laser pulses,” J. Raman Spectrosc. 42(4), 715–718 (2011).
[Crossref]

D. J. Little, M. Ams, P. Dekker, G. D. Marshall, and M. J. Withford, “Mechanism of femtosecond-laser induced refractive index change in phosphate glass under a low repetition-rate regime,” J. Appl. Phys. 108(3), 033110 (2010).
[Crossref]

P. Dekker, M. Ams, G. D. Marshall, D. J. Little, and M. J. Withford, “Annealing dynamics of waveguide Bragg gratings: evidence of femtosecond laser induced colour centres,” Opt. Express 18(4), 3274–3283 (2010).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Della Valle, G.

R. Osellame, N. Chiodo, G. Della Valle, G. Cerullo, R. Ramponi, P. Laporta, A. Killi, U. Morgner, and O. Svelto, “Waveguide lasers in the C-band fabricated by laser inscription with a compact femtosecond oscillator,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 12(2), 277–285 (2006).
[Crossref]

Ebendorff-Heidepriem, H.

Fletcher, L. B.

L. B. Fletcher, J. J. Witcher, W. B. Reichman, A. Arai, J. Bovatsek, and D. M. Krol, “Changes to the network structure of Er-Yb doped phosphate glass induced by femtosecond laser pulses,” J. Appl. Phys. 106(8), 083107 (2009).
[Crossref]

Fuerbach, A.

Gross, S.

Hirao, K.

Hnatovsky, C.

V. R. Bhardwaj, E. Simova, P. B. Corkum, D. M. Rayner, C. Hnatovsky, R. S. Taylor, B. Schreder, M. Kluge, and J. Zimmer, “Femtosecond laser-induced refractive index modification in multicomponent glasses,” J. Appl. Phys. 97(8), 083102(2005).
[Crossref]

Huber, G.

J. Siebenmorgen, K. Petermann, G. Huber, K. Rademaker, S. Nolte, and A. Tünnermann, “Femtosecond laser written stress-induced Nd:Y3Al5O12 (Nd:YAG) channel waveguide laser,” Appl. Phys. B 97(2), 251–255 (2009).
[Crossref]

Jackson, S. D.

Jaque, D.

R. Mary, S. J. Beecher, G. Brown, R. R. Thomson, D. Jaque, S. Ohara, and A. K. Kar, “Compact, highly efficient ytterbium doped bismuthate glass waveguide laser,” Opt. Lett. 37(10), 1691–1693 (2012).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

A. Ródenas, G. A. Torchia, G. Lifante, E. Cantelar, J. Lamela, F. Jaque, L. Roso, and D. Jaque, “Refractive index change mechanisms in femtosecond laser written ceramic Nd:YAG waveguides: micro-spectroscopy experiments and beam propagation calculations,” Appl. Phys. B 95(1), 85–96 (2009).
[Crossref]

Jaque, F.

A. Ródenas, G. A. Torchia, G. Lifante, E. Cantelar, J. Lamela, F. Jaque, L. Roso, and D. Jaque, “Refractive index change mechanisms in femtosecond laser written ceramic Nd:YAG waveguides: micro-spectroscopy experiments and beam propagation calculations,” Appl. Phys. B 95(1), 85–96 (2009).
[Crossref]

Jha, A.

N. D. Psaila, R. R. Thomson, H. T. Bookey, N. Chiodo, S. Shen, R. Osellame, G. Cerullo, A. Jha, and A. Kar, “Er:Yb-doped oxyfluoride silicate glass waveguide laser fabricated using ultrafast laser inscription,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 20(2), 126–128 (2008).
[Crossref]

Kar, A.

N. D. Psaila, R. R. Thomson, H. T. Bookey, N. Chiodo, S. Shen, R. Osellame, G. Cerullo, A. Jha, and A. Kar, “Er:Yb-doped oxyfluoride silicate glass waveguide laser fabricated using ultrafast laser inscription,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 20(2), 126–128 (2008).
[Crossref]

Kar, A. K.

Killi, A.

R. Osellame, N. Chiodo, G. Della Valle, G. Cerullo, R. Ramponi, P. Laporta, A. Killi, U. Morgner, and O. Svelto, “Waveguide lasers in the C-band fabricated by laser inscription with a compact femtosecond oscillator,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 12(2), 277–285 (2006).
[Crossref]

S. Taccheo, G. D. Valle, R. Osellame, G. Cerullo, N. Chiodo, P. Laporta, O. Svelto, A. Killi, U. Morgner, M. Lederer, and D. Kopf, “Er:Yb-doped waveguide laser fabricated by femtosecond laser pulses,” Opt. Lett. 29(22), 2626–2628 (2004).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Kluge, M.

V. R. Bhardwaj, E. Simova, P. B. Corkum, D. M. Rayner, C. Hnatovsky, R. S. Taylor, B. Schreder, M. Kluge, and J. Zimmer, “Femtosecond laser-induced refractive index modification in multicomponent glasses,” J. Appl. Phys. 97(8), 083102(2005).
[Crossref]

Kopf, D.

Krol, D. M.

L. B. Fletcher, J. J. Witcher, W. B. Reichman, A. Arai, J. Bovatsek, and D. M. Krol, “Changes to the network structure of Er-Yb doped phosphate glass induced by femtosecond laser pulses,” J. Appl. Phys. 106(8), 083107 (2009).
[Crossref]

Kuan, K.

Lamela, J.

A. Ródenas, G. A. Torchia, G. Lifante, E. Cantelar, J. Lamela, F. Jaque, L. Roso, and D. Jaque, “Refractive index change mechanisms in femtosecond laser written ceramic Nd:YAG waveguides: micro-spectroscopy experiments and beam propagation calculations,” Appl. Phys. B 95(1), 85–96 (2009).
[Crossref]

Lancaster, D. G.

Laporta, P.

R. Osellame, N. Chiodo, G. Della Valle, G. Cerullo, R. Ramponi, P. Laporta, A. Killi, U. Morgner, and O. Svelto, “Waveguide lasers in the C-band fabricated by laser inscription with a compact femtosecond oscillator,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 12(2), 277–285 (2006).
[Crossref]

S. Taccheo, G. D. Valle, R. Osellame, G. Cerullo, N. Chiodo, P. Laporta, O. Svelto, A. Killi, U. Morgner, M. Lederer, and D. Kopf, “Er:Yb-doped waveguide laser fabricated by femtosecond laser pulses,” Opt. Lett. 29(22), 2626–2628 (2004).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Lederer, M.

Lifante, G.

A. Ródenas, G. A. Torchia, G. Lifante, E. Cantelar, J. Lamela, F. Jaque, L. Roso, and D. Jaque, “Refractive index change mechanisms in femtosecond laser written ceramic Nd:YAG waveguides: micro-spectroscopy experiments and beam propagation calculations,” Appl. Phys. B 95(1), 85–96 (2009).
[Crossref]

Little, D. J.

D. J. Little, M. Ams, S. Gross, P. Dekker, C. T. Miese, A. Fuerbach, and M. J. Withford, “Structural changes in BK7 glass upon exposure to femtosecond laser pulses,” J. Raman Spectrosc. 42(4), 715–718 (2011).
[Crossref]

D. J. Little, M. Ams, and M. J. Withford, “Influence of bandgap and polarization on photo-ionization: guidelines for ultrafast laser inscription [Invited],” Opt. Mater. Express 1(4), 670–677 (2011).
[Crossref]

P. Dekker, M. Ams, G. D. Marshall, D. J. Little, and M. J. Withford, “Annealing dynamics of waveguide Bragg gratings: evidence of femtosecond laser induced colour centres,” Opt. Express 18(4), 3274–3283 (2010).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

D. J. Little, M. Ams, P. Dekker, G. D. Marshall, and M. J. Withford, “Mechanism of femtosecond-laser induced refractive index change in phosphate glass under a low repetition-rate regime,” J. Appl. Phys. 108(3), 033110 (2010).
[Crossref]

Marshall, G.

Marshall, G. D.

Mary, R.

Miese, C. T.

D. J. Little, M. Ams, S. Gross, P. Dekker, C. T. Miese, A. Fuerbach, and M. J. Withford, “Structural changes in BK7 glass upon exposure to femtosecond laser pulses,” J. Raman Spectrosc. 42(4), 715–718 (2011).
[Crossref]

Miura, K.

Monro, T. M.

Morgner, U.

R. Osellame, N. Chiodo, G. Della Valle, G. Cerullo, R. Ramponi, P. Laporta, A. Killi, U. Morgner, and O. Svelto, “Waveguide lasers in the C-band fabricated by laser inscription with a compact femtosecond oscillator,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 12(2), 277–285 (2006).
[Crossref]

S. Taccheo, G. D. Valle, R. Osellame, G. Cerullo, N. Chiodo, P. Laporta, O. Svelto, A. Killi, U. Morgner, M. Lederer, and D. Kopf, “Er:Yb-doped waveguide laser fabricated by femtosecond laser pulses,” Opt. Lett. 29(22), 2626–2628 (2004).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Nolte, S.

J. Siebenmorgen, K. Petermann, G. Huber, K. Rademaker, S. Nolte, and A. Tünnermann, “Femtosecond laser written stress-induced Nd:Y3Al5O12 (Nd:YAG) channel waveguide laser,” Appl. Phys. B 97(2), 251–255 (2009).
[Crossref]

Ohara, S.

Osellame, R.

N. D. Psaila, R. R. Thomson, H. T. Bookey, N. Chiodo, S. Shen, R. Osellame, G. Cerullo, A. Jha, and A. Kar, “Er:Yb-doped oxyfluoride silicate glass waveguide laser fabricated using ultrafast laser inscription,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 20(2), 126–128 (2008).
[Crossref]

R. Osellame, N. Chiodo, G. Della Valle, G. Cerullo, R. Ramponi, P. Laporta, A. Killi, U. Morgner, and O. Svelto, “Waveguide lasers in the C-band fabricated by laser inscription with a compact femtosecond oscillator,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 12(2), 277–285 (2006).
[Crossref]

S. Taccheo, G. D. Valle, R. Osellame, G. Cerullo, N. Chiodo, P. Laporta, O. Svelto, A. Killi, U. Morgner, M. Lederer, and D. Kopf, “Er:Yb-doped waveguide laser fabricated by femtosecond laser pulses,” Opt. Lett. 29(22), 2626–2628 (2004).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Palmer, G.

Petermann, K.

J. Siebenmorgen, K. Petermann, G. Huber, K. Rademaker, S. Nolte, and A. Tünnermann, “Femtosecond laser written stress-induced Nd:Y3Al5O12 (Nd:YAG) channel waveguide laser,” Appl. Phys. B 97(2), 251–255 (2009).
[Crossref]

Psaila, N. D.

N. D. Psaila, R. R. Thomson, H. T. Bookey, N. Chiodo, S. Shen, R. Osellame, G. Cerullo, A. Jha, and A. Kar, “Er:Yb-doped oxyfluoride silicate glass waveguide laser fabricated using ultrafast laser inscription,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 20(2), 126–128 (2008).
[Crossref]

Rademaker, K.

J. Siebenmorgen, K. Petermann, G. Huber, K. Rademaker, S. Nolte, and A. Tünnermann, “Femtosecond laser written stress-induced Nd:Y3Al5O12 (Nd:YAG) channel waveguide laser,” Appl. Phys. B 97(2), 251–255 (2009).
[Crossref]

Ramponi, R.

R. Osellame, N. Chiodo, G. Della Valle, G. Cerullo, R. Ramponi, P. Laporta, A. Killi, U. Morgner, and O. Svelto, “Waveguide lasers in the C-band fabricated by laser inscription with a compact femtosecond oscillator,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 12(2), 277–285 (2006).
[Crossref]

Rayner, D. M.

V. R. Bhardwaj, E. Simova, P. B. Corkum, D. M. Rayner, C. Hnatovsky, R. S. Taylor, B. Schreder, M. Kluge, and J. Zimmer, “Femtosecond laser-induced refractive index modification in multicomponent glasses,” J. Appl. Phys. 97(8), 083102(2005).
[Crossref]

Reichman, W. B.

L. B. Fletcher, J. J. Witcher, W. B. Reichman, A. Arai, J. Bovatsek, and D. M. Krol, “Changes to the network structure of Er-Yb doped phosphate glass induced by femtosecond laser pulses,” J. Appl. Phys. 106(8), 083107 (2009).
[Crossref]

Ródenas, A.

A. Ródenas, G. A. Torchia, G. Lifante, E. Cantelar, J. Lamela, F. Jaque, L. Roso, and D. Jaque, “Refractive index change mechanisms in femtosecond laser written ceramic Nd:YAG waveguides: micro-spectroscopy experiments and beam propagation calculations,” Appl. Phys. B 95(1), 85–96 (2009).
[Crossref]

Roso, L.

A. Ródenas, G. A. Torchia, G. Lifante, E. Cantelar, J. Lamela, F. Jaque, L. Roso, and D. Jaque, “Refractive index change mechanisms in femtosecond laser written ceramic Nd:YAG waveguides: micro-spectroscopy experiments and beam propagation calculations,” Appl. Phys. B 95(1), 85–96 (2009).
[Crossref]

Schreder, B.

V. R. Bhardwaj, E. Simova, P. B. Corkum, D. M. Rayner, C. Hnatovsky, R. S. Taylor, B. Schreder, M. Kluge, and J. Zimmer, “Femtosecond laser-induced refractive index modification in multicomponent glasses,” J. Appl. Phys. 97(8), 083102(2005).
[Crossref]

Shen, S.

N. D. Psaila, R. R. Thomson, H. T. Bookey, N. Chiodo, S. Shen, R. Osellame, G. Cerullo, A. Jha, and A. Kar, “Er:Yb-doped oxyfluoride silicate glass waveguide laser fabricated using ultrafast laser inscription,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 20(2), 126–128 (2008).
[Crossref]

Siebenmorgen, J.

J. Siebenmorgen, K. Petermann, G. Huber, K. Rademaker, S. Nolte, and A. Tünnermann, “Femtosecond laser written stress-induced Nd:Y3Al5O12 (Nd:YAG) channel waveguide laser,” Appl. Phys. B 97(2), 251–255 (2009).
[Crossref]

Simova, E.

V. R. Bhardwaj, E. Simova, P. B. Corkum, D. M. Rayner, C. Hnatovsky, R. S. Taylor, B. Schreder, M. Kluge, and J. Zimmer, “Femtosecond laser-induced refractive index modification in multicomponent glasses,” J. Appl. Phys. 97(8), 083102(2005).
[Crossref]

Spence, D.

Streltsov, A. M.

Sugimoto, N.

Svelto, O.

R. Osellame, N. Chiodo, G. Della Valle, G. Cerullo, R. Ramponi, P. Laporta, A. Killi, U. Morgner, and O. Svelto, “Waveguide lasers in the C-band fabricated by laser inscription with a compact femtosecond oscillator,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 12(2), 277–285 (2006).
[Crossref]

S. Taccheo, G. D. Valle, R. Osellame, G. Cerullo, N. Chiodo, P. Laporta, O. Svelto, A. Killi, U. Morgner, M. Lederer, and D. Kopf, “Er:Yb-doped waveguide laser fabricated by femtosecond laser pulses,” Opt. Lett. 29(22), 2626–2628 (2004).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Taccheo, S.

Taylor, R. S.

V. R. Bhardwaj, E. Simova, P. B. Corkum, D. M. Rayner, C. Hnatovsky, R. S. Taylor, B. Schreder, M. Kluge, and J. Zimmer, “Femtosecond laser-induced refractive index modification in multicomponent glasses,” J. Appl. Phys. 97(8), 083102(2005).
[Crossref]

Thomson, R. R.

R. Mary, S. J. Beecher, G. Brown, R. R. Thomson, D. Jaque, S. Ohara, and A. K. Kar, “Compact, highly efficient ytterbium doped bismuthate glass waveguide laser,” Opt. Lett. 37(10), 1691–1693 (2012).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

N. D. Psaila, R. R. Thomson, H. T. Bookey, N. Chiodo, S. Shen, R. Osellame, G. Cerullo, A. Jha, and A. Kar, “Er:Yb-doped oxyfluoride silicate glass waveguide laser fabricated using ultrafast laser inscription,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 20(2), 126–128 (2008).
[Crossref]

Torchia, G. A.

A. Ródenas, G. A. Torchia, G. Lifante, E. Cantelar, J. Lamela, F. Jaque, L. Roso, and D. Jaque, “Refractive index change mechanisms in femtosecond laser written ceramic Nd:YAG waveguides: micro-spectroscopy experiments and beam propagation calculations,” Appl. Phys. B 95(1), 85–96 (2009).
[Crossref]

Tünnermann, A.

J. Siebenmorgen, K. Petermann, G. Huber, K. Rademaker, S. Nolte, and A. Tünnermann, “Femtosecond laser written stress-induced Nd:Y3Al5O12 (Nd:YAG) channel waveguide laser,” Appl. Phys. B 97(2), 251–255 (2009).
[Crossref]

Valle, G. D.

Witcher, J. J.

L. B. Fletcher, J. J. Witcher, W. B. Reichman, A. Arai, J. Bovatsek, and D. M. Krol, “Changes to the network structure of Er-Yb doped phosphate glass induced by femtosecond laser pulses,” J. Appl. Phys. 106(8), 083107 (2009).
[Crossref]

Withford, M.

Withford, M. J.

D. G. Lancaster, S. Gross, H. Ebendorff-Heidepriem, M. J. Withford, T. M. Monro, and S. D. Jackson, “Efficient 2.9 μm fluorozirconate glass waveguide chip laser,” Opt. Lett. 38(14), 2588–2591 (2013).
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G. Palmer, S. Gross, A. Fuerbach, D. G. Lancaster, and M. J. Withford, “High slope efficiency and high refractive index change in direct-written Yb-doped waveguide lasers with depressed claddings,” Opt. Express 21(14), 17413–17420 (2013).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

M. Ams, P. Dekker, G. D. Marshall, and M. J. Withford, “Ultrafast laser-written dual-wavelength waveguide laser,” Opt. Lett. 37(6), 993–995 (2012).
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D. J. Little, M. Ams, and M. J. Withford, “Influence of bandgap and polarization on photo-ionization: guidelines for ultrafast laser inscription [Invited],” Opt. Mater. Express 1(4), 670–677 (2011).
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D. G. Lancaster, S. Gross, H. Ebendorff-Heidepriem, K. Kuan, T. M. Monro, M. Ams, A. Fuerbach, and M. J. Withford, “Fifty percent internal slope efficiency femtosecond direct-written Tm³⁺:ZBLAN waveguide laser,” Opt. Lett. 36(9), 1587–1589 (2011).
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D. J. Little, M. Ams, S. Gross, P. Dekker, C. T. Miese, A. Fuerbach, and M. J. Withford, “Structural changes in BK7 glass upon exposure to femtosecond laser pulses,” J. Raman Spectrosc. 42(4), 715–718 (2011).
[Crossref]

D. J. Little, M. Ams, P. Dekker, G. D. Marshall, and M. J. Withford, “Mechanism of femtosecond-laser induced refractive index change in phosphate glass under a low repetition-rate regime,” J. Appl. Phys. 108(3), 033110 (2010).
[Crossref]

P. Dekker, M. Ams, G. D. Marshall, D. J. Little, and M. J. Withford, “Annealing dynamics of waveguide Bragg gratings: evidence of femtosecond laser induced colour centres,” Opt. Express 18(4), 3274–3283 (2010).
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Zimmer, J.

V. R. Bhardwaj, E. Simova, P. B. Corkum, D. M. Rayner, C. Hnatovsky, R. S. Taylor, B. Schreder, M. Kluge, and J. Zimmer, “Femtosecond laser-induced refractive index modification in multicomponent glasses,” J. Appl. Phys. 97(8), 083102(2005).
[Crossref]

Appl. Phys. B (2)

A. Ródenas, G. A. Torchia, G. Lifante, E. Cantelar, J. Lamela, F. Jaque, L. Roso, and D. Jaque, “Refractive index change mechanisms in femtosecond laser written ceramic Nd:YAG waveguides: micro-spectroscopy experiments and beam propagation calculations,” Appl. Phys. B 95(1), 85–96 (2009).
[Crossref]

J. Siebenmorgen, K. Petermann, G. Huber, K. Rademaker, S. Nolte, and A. Tünnermann, “Femtosecond laser written stress-induced Nd:Y3Al5O12 (Nd:YAG) channel waveguide laser,” Appl. Phys. B 97(2), 251–255 (2009).
[Crossref]

IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. (1)

R. Osellame, N. Chiodo, G. Della Valle, G. Cerullo, R. Ramponi, P. Laporta, A. Killi, U. Morgner, and O. Svelto, “Waveguide lasers in the C-band fabricated by laser inscription with a compact femtosecond oscillator,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 12(2), 277–285 (2006).
[Crossref]

IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. (1)

N. D. Psaila, R. R. Thomson, H. T. Bookey, N. Chiodo, S. Shen, R. Osellame, G. Cerullo, A. Jha, and A. Kar, “Er:Yb-doped oxyfluoride silicate glass waveguide laser fabricated using ultrafast laser inscription,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 20(2), 126–128 (2008).
[Crossref]

J. Appl. Phys. (3)

L. B. Fletcher, J. J. Witcher, W. B. Reichman, A. Arai, J. Bovatsek, and D. M. Krol, “Changes to the network structure of Er-Yb doped phosphate glass induced by femtosecond laser pulses,” J. Appl. Phys. 106(8), 083107 (2009).
[Crossref]

D. J. Little, M. Ams, P. Dekker, G. D. Marshall, and M. J. Withford, “Mechanism of femtosecond-laser induced refractive index change in phosphate glass under a low repetition-rate regime,” J. Appl. Phys. 108(3), 033110 (2010).
[Crossref]

V. R. Bhardwaj, E. Simova, P. B. Corkum, D. M. Rayner, C. Hnatovsky, R. S. Taylor, B. Schreder, M. Kluge, and J. Zimmer, “Femtosecond laser-induced refractive index modification in multicomponent glasses,” J. Appl. Phys. 97(8), 083102(2005).
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D. J. Little, M. Ams, S. Gross, P. Dekker, C. T. Miese, A. Fuerbach, and M. J. Withford, “Structural changes in BK7 glass upon exposure to femtosecond laser pulses,” J. Raman Spectrosc. 42(4), 715–718 (2011).
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F. Chen and J. R. V. de Aldana, “Optical waveguides in crystalline dielectric materials produced by femtosecond-laser micromachining,” Laser Photon. Rev. 8(2), 251–275 (2014).
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Fig. 1 Schematic diagram of the setup used to characterize the DFB waveguide lasers. WDM – Wavelength division multiplexer, WGL – waveguide laser, OSA – Optical spectrum analyzer. (The second pump shown in the dotted box was only used for grating depth studies which required a bidirectional pumping scheme).
Fig. 2
Fig. 2 Variation of DFB laser output power as a function of time
Fig. 3
Fig. 3 Variation of DFB laser emission peak as a function of time
Fig. 4
Fig. 4 Grating depth of a 1545 nm waveguide Bragg grating in silicate glass after 976 nm pump exposure as a function of time.
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Fig. 5 Off-resonance throughput measured at 1310 nm for silicate glass waveguide Bragg gratings after pump exposure at 976 nm over time. The Bragg wavelength for the grating was 1020 nm.

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Table 1 Characteristics of waveguides fabricated in Yb-doped samples using different writing parameters.

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