We demonstrate the suitability of a simple continuous-wave-pumped transition-metal-ion-doped waveguide as a broadband light source in the wavelength region 600–1000 nm for interferometric applications. Spatially coherent (single mode in the confined direction), spectrally broadband (~130-nm FWHM) luminescence with output powers of several hundreds of microwatts is obtained from a Ti:sapphire planar waveguide with incident pump powers from an Ar-ion laser of up to 1 W. This result represents an increase in power by several orders of magnitude from previously reported simple broadband light sources in this wavelength range.
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Pollnau, M., Salathé, R. P., Bhutta, T., Shepherd, D. P., & Eason, R. W. (2001). Continuous-wave broadband emitter based on a transition-metal-ion-doped waveguide. Optics letters, 26(5), 283-285. https://doi.org/10.1364/OL.26.000283