Continuous-wave Nd-doped polymer lasers

Christos Grivas, Jing Yang, Mart B.J. Diemeer, Alfred Driessen, Markus Pollnau

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    Continuous-wave laser operation at 1060.2 nm was demonstrated in polymer channel waveguides doped with a Nd complex above an absorbed pump threshold of 50 mW. The highest slope efficiency of 2.15% was obtained with 5% outcoupling, resulting in a maximum output power of 0.98 mW. Lasing was also achieved on the quasi-three-level 878 nm transition above a threshold of 74.5 mW. A slope efficiency of 0.35% and an output power of 190 μm were obtained with 2.2% outcoupling. Long-term, stable cw laser operation over at least 2 h was demonstrated, indicating the durability of the polymer gain medium.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1983-1985
    Number of pages3
    JournalOptics letters
    Issue number12
    Publication statusPublished - Jun 2010


    • Polymer waveguides
    • Channeled
    • IOMS-APD: Active Photonic Devices
    • Lasers
    • Neodymium
    • Integrated optics devices
    • Rare earth doped materials
    • Laser materials
    • Waveguides


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